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Doctor insights on: Prostate Cancer Life Expectancy

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Dr. Barry Rosen
4,287 doctors shared insights

Cancer (Definition)

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


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Prostate cancer is around prostate and a little in the rectum. Is that treatable? What should we expect? Life expectancy?

Prostate cancer is around prostate and a little in the rectum. Is that treatable?  What should we expect?  Life expectancy?

Treatable: prostate cancer remains very treatable when confined to soft tissue. once it metastasizes to bone, it is painful and harder to control. if not in bone, easily 5-10 years. ...Read more

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What would the life expectancy with prostate cancer that has metastise to the bones be?

What would the life expectancy with prostate cancer that has metastise to the bones be?

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

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What is the life expectancy for patients with prostate cancer that has metastised to the bones?

Prostate cancer: Prostate cancer with bone metastasis with current therapies available most patients can survive 2 to 3 years on an average. Some of them can go on to 5 years (20%) chance. It is not a curative situation so treatments are considered palliative. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of a person with multiple bone metastases from prostate cancer?

What is the life expectancy of a person with multiple bone metastases from prostate cancer?

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

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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?

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

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Will early detection of prostate cancer save my life?

Will early detection of prostate cancer save my life?

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

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How much time can your life with stage 4 prostate cancer?

How much time can your life with stage 4 prostate cancer?

30%: With prostate cancer that has spread to lymph nodes,bones or other organs the 5 year survival rate is about 30%. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Prostate (Definition)

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


Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Prostate Cancer (Definition)

The second most common cancer after skin cancer ...Read more