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Doctor insights on: Prostate Cancer Life Expectancy

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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

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How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

How will prostate cancer surgery affect my sexual life?

Significantly: It will change. Even if potency is preserved (70% in the best of hands), it will be dry. You need to look at all the options. Cancer doesn't help either. Decide with your partner what is best and go forward with faith! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Urologist: Prostate cancer, by itself is no contraindication to sex and you can have it as much as you desire and are capable of. Hormone treatment will affect your sex life but it does not have to disappear. Please discuss the various options with your urologist. ...Read more

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How do avoid prostate cancer?

How do avoid prostate cancer?

Healthy Lifestyles: Prostate cancer is quite common in males >70 years but it is rarely of any consequence because an average patient with prostate cancer lives for>15years.This is the reason for not to even do psa test for >70 year old males. On the other hand we promote healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, both of which can be minimized by cutting out animal fats in our diets. ...Read more

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How do you treat prostate cancer?

How do you treat prostate cancer?

Surgery/Radiation: The 2 main forms of curative treatment for prostate cancer is radical surgery or some form of radiation therapy. There is also cryotherapy which is freezing of the prostate but not as common as surgery or radiation. If the cancer is advanced, then treatment consists of hormonal therapy. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

Biopsy: Normally to diagnose prostate cancer, a man needs to undergo a prostate ultrasound with a ultrasound guided prostate biopsy to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is best way to treat prostate cancer?

What is best way to treat prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer : There is no "best" treatment for prostate cancer. The appropriate treatment for any given individual depends on the stage and grade of the tumor, the age and health of the patient and the patient's personal preference. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a prostate cancer?

How can I tell if I have a prostate cancer?

Rectal exam and PSA.: Digital rectal exam and serum psa levels are what doctors usually use to determine the next steps in care. Rectal exam showing one or more hard, irregular nodules on the posterior surface on the prostate is considered positive. Serum psa over 4 ng/nl is also seen but it is nonspecific, and even values <4 can possibly be in cancer cases if rectal exam is positive. That's why biopsy is done. ...Read more

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Can you help me understand prostate cancer?

Can you help me understand prostate cancer?

We could try...: ...but would fall way short of the good explanation you deserve because of the 400 character limit. I suggest you check the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) and the National Cancer Institute (cancer.gov) websites. They provide good information about different cancer types. Best to you. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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