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Life Expectancy For Metastatic Prostate Cancer
What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?
Radical Remission: Is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth a read for the situation you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Prostate cancer is around prostate and a little in the rectum. Is that treatable? What should we expect? Life expectancy?
Advanced Cancer: Once prostate cancer has spread to the bones, the prognosis becomes poorer. Treatment revolves around suppressing growth by decreasing testosterone. This hormone deprivation, however, only helps for a little while. Eventually the disease will progress. Other treatments are possible, but all in all only 1/3 men in this situation survive 5 years. ...Read more
Can be years: These patients can survive years, depending on if they don't have other organ involvement also if they are responsive to hormone treatment. ...Read more
My father 81 yrs old diagnosis lung cancer grade 4 and also prostate cancer what. Is his life expectancy?
Longer than ever: Newer therapies are constantly emerging for this problem, including radium for bony metastases, shown to significantly improve survival. Other drugs such as abiraterone and mdv3100 show much promise as well. The outlook has never been better for men in this unfortunate situation. ...Read more
ProstateCAremission: The term remission has been historically used for leukemia patients. Prostate cancer can be stable with the use of "hormones". This would mean the psa is stable...And the disease is not actively growing. Patients can live a very long time with prostate ca in the bones or with an elevated psa. Check with your doctor on what your psas have been doing over time. ...Read more
No, but yes under...: Once prostate cancer spreads to far sites, it will progress, though at various pace among affected men. Clinically, its remission may take place upon receiving hormonal manipulation to a degree to a duration, not forever. However, the course of treating metastatic prostatic cancer is usually very favorable. More details? To articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onPSA-P-Ca. Html. ...Read more
My husband is 48 with metastatic prostate cancer this has become resistant to hormal treatments and he has weakened what else can be given?
Taxotere (docetaxel) is usually next step but now 3 or 4 choices of things to treat, and some can give great responses with minimal toxicity.
He is very young for this disease; any breast cancer or ovarian cancer in his family?
He should test for the brca gene mutation (www. Myriad. Com). ...Read more
My father has metastatic prostate cancer located in his lungs. He had chemotherapy and the tumors reduced their sizes, but didn´t disappear. Any ideas?
Treatment Responses: With Metastatic Prostate treated with chemotherapy (Hormonal treatment, Taxotere, etc) this is the usual response seen (partial response). It is rare that they will disappear all together (complete response). These treatment are well documented to make these men live longer then with no treatment or the older chemotherapies. The doctor can discuss with you what to expect with each new treatment. ...Read more
This week: Ian thompson posted long term effects of the prostate prevention trial in the nejm. It showed that there was "no difference" in 15 year survival between the group "treated" with Proscar (finasteride) and those observed. If you are 42, have a new diagnosis of prosca, one still can opt for treat or observe, watch & wait, depending on "findings" (psa, gleason sum, etc). So, early DX may be a boon, or lead to harm. ...Read more
22. I masturbated about once a day. Worried that I will get prostate cancer later in life. Should I stop?
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer and how it can be treated? Does it has effect on your daily life if your prostate in removed?
Initial stages none: Initial stages prostate cancer will not have any symptoms, symptoms appear with spread to bone as bone pains etc, or urinary obstruction. With current techniques, will not affect daily life in most of the time, . Surgery may cause erectile dysfunction, will not have normal ejaculation.. ...Read more
I masturbate all day long where it’s disrupting my life, but I’m afraid to stop out of fear of getting prostate cancer! Is it safe to stop? Thanks.
So many myths: Prostate cancer is not caused by retaining sperm. The activity has no effect on whether you get it or not. You are fine to quit and have a normal productive life without this myth hanging over your head. Have a regular physical every couple years where they check your prostate and do a PSA test, that's all you need to do. ...Read more
Survival rate prostate cancer spreaded around and bone scan shows a little on left n right pelvic. Is it serious? Life expetancy? Serius should Worry?
Very Serious: Metastatic prostate cancer is a serious problem and according to a recent article by A Patrikidou, the median survival is 5.2 years. The good news is that in the last few years there have been several advances and new medications that should extend this. Treatment starts with hormones but sometimes radiation is needed if certain bones are involved. Typically your urologist will coordinate care. ...Read more
If I have prostate cancer can have sex and and if they block hormone haw can I have libido and erction or no more sex in my life
We don't know: Prostate cancer is not a cancer that one just "gets". Its appears to be a multifactorial diease that is influenced by genetics but may also occur sporadically without any family history. There has been recent data to show that viyamin e may increase chances of getting cancer but there are no other specific links thus far. ...Read more
Yes: Most men with screen-detected prostate cancer will not die of their disease. Age at diagnosis is probably the most important factor in this prediction (ie, life expectancy). Some men with high grade prostate cancers may be diagnosed with advanced disease or may progress to advanced stages despite treatment. These men are at greatest risk of death, but fortunately represent a minority of cases. ...Read more
Mutiple options: Generally speaking, there are many ways to treat prostate cancer including surgery, radiation with xray beam, implants with seeds or high dose rate needles, cryosurgery (freezing). Hormones sometimes are used on top of the above treatment. The decision will depend on stage, aggressiveness of disease, patient condition and his choice. ...Read more
Cancer or tumor: Of the prostate typically is a slow growing nodule within the prostate. The gleason grade helps to stratify the tumors that are higher grade from lower grade slower growing tumors. Some cancers can be palpated on exam. Higher grade tumors may be more aggressive and may be less likely to form a mass. The psa test may be helpful in the appropriate clinical setting. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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