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Prostate Cancer Survival Rates Stage 1
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
Survival&prostateCA: That is an age old question...depending on the age of Dx, grade of the cancer, amount of cancer in prostate, and level of PSA many men can live a very long time with their cancer and most will die of something else. Rule of thumb and looking at each person as an individual. ..treatment is needed if the pt is expected to live 5 or more years. These are the pts benefitted by treatment. ...Read more
Here are some...: Cancer survival rate has been traditionally designated to refer to the odd to survive five years from its diagnosis in relation to its stage (extent) which is defined by combined impression from DRE, bone scan, selected imaging studies, & blood tests. More detail? Please go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onPSA-P-Ca. Html. More? Ask your urologist or contact me. Best wish... ...Read more
When prostate cancer has spread around the outer part of the prostate is it serious what's the survival rate? Can it be removed? Surgery?
How serious is stage 3 prostate cancer in a 61yr old male and is Chemo effective? What does stage three mean? Survival? Spreading? Please advise.
Prostate CA staging: Stage III means the cancer has spread out of the capsule or into the seminal vesicles, the glands that sit right on top of the prostate. Treatment would consist of anti androgen therapy, a shot, and radiation. There is always the chance the cancer could spread so a bone scan and CT is done to check and to also use as a baseline for the future. ...Read more
How do you choose between surgery and radiation for localized prostate cancer when both have similar success rates and side effects??
Let's discussfurther: The answer to your question is out of scope for this forum. Unfair to answer question in the 400 characters allowed. Treatment is individualized. Happy to review in a consult request. Can review all your particulars. Good luck ...Read more
More than 10 years.: The natural history of prostate cancer, unlike many cancers, is quite long & highly variable. A significant number of men will die of other causes before they die of prostate cancer. Recent randomized trials in prostate cancer (plco, erspc, pivot) have highlighted how difficult it is to determine survival in different subsets of men, and median followup in these trials ranged from 7-13 years. ...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
Fatherinlaw found out today prostate cancer in glands, bladder, bones, stage 4. What is the survival rate for him, family wondering. Thanks?
Unfortunately poor: The overall outcome is not good, I would suggest following his physicians lead and make the time remaining as comfortable, enjoyable and as loving as possible. My thoughts are with your family. ...Read more
Odd advice: For diagnosed prostate cancer treatment choices cover close observation to surgery or radiation to hormonal therapy or combinations of these. A multivit is not on the plan. That said, most men with PC should consider in addiition to std care a vit d dose (based on blood level), omega-3s, and calcium. Find more at www. Prostateforum. Com also or www. Tuckermedical. Com. ...Read more
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
Difficult to say: Unfortunately without knowing where and/or more importantly what worsens the pain it is difficult to provide you with a reasonable answer. Obviously you want to be gentle with any types of movements, avoid prolonged time moving and make sure his body is supported as best as possible to limit to much body motion while moving. Best of luck. ...Read more
Cancer Prevention: While most research of the past few decades has focused on treating cancer, there are new inroads being made in discerning how to prevent it. For the two you list, however, there are no established methods of prevention. There are correlations between high-fat, low fiber diets and risk of prostate cancer, as borne out in the increased incidence of prostate cancer in Asian men who move to america. ...Read more
Are there any homeopathic suggestions when one has been diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer?
Unlikely: If you haven't had a diagnosis of prostate cancer (pca) before, then hip pain is highly unlikely to be the first sign. If your blood psa level was low, then you could practically rule pca out. No need to do this test except to relieve you of unnecessary worry. Even if you do have pca diagnosis, other causes are more likely. It's even more unlikely if the pain is intermittent on both sides. ...Read more
In researching cinnamon, I read one article warning it boosts sex hormone and contains beta-sitosterol, and both can cause prostate cancer. True?
Possibly, yes and NO:
There is no clear research showing cinnamon raises testosterone in humans; it might do so indirectly by lowering blood sugar as high sugar reduces testosterone. But high testosterone does not cause prostate cancer! - see http://jnci. Oxfordjournals. Org/content/100/3/170
It does have Beta-sitosterol but research suggests that Beta-sitosterol reduces risk of prostate cancer:
Fatherinlaw found out last wk prostate cancer in pelvic glands, bladder, stage 4. How much time does he have only took one set of hormone shots so far?
Can not tell you: It is impossible to tell you how long he will live. Every person is different and only his doctor can give him an estimate. Even then some people live long past an estimate that is given to them. It is best to help him live the rest of his life as fully as possible and not be focused on how much time he has left. ...Read more
For treatment of bone metastasis associated with prostate cancer, is xgeva (denosumab) a better one compared to zometa? How much does xgeva (denosumab) cost?
Xgeva (denosumab): Zolmera can have more side effects, that is my view. ...Read more
Possibly!: There are ilgf-1 receptors on prostate cancer. Thec counter argument, is that this sub-hormone produced by hgh may be important in preventing cancer, since it bolsters our immune surveilance systems. However, I would think it imprudent to use after the diagnosis of any cancer! ...Read more
Varies.: Some people with prostate cancer may not have any symptoms and are found with a prostate nodule on routine examination or have blood work that shows a high psa level. The screening recommendations for prostate cancer are debated/controversial, so have a discussion with your doctor. Your doctor can discuss the risks and benefits of screening. ...Read more
History/Exam/Tests: Prostate cancer (cap) does not generally have symptoms until it is fairly advanced and untreatable. Thus screening for cap has been done by asking for any family history of cap, examining the prostate through a rectal exam and by checking a test called prosate specific antigen (psa). If the exam or psa are abnormal, an ultrasound-guided biopsy through the rectum acquires tissue to assess for cap. ...Read more
Treat early: Prostate cancer best defined when patient is over 70 years of age. In many instances hormone control can manage lesion without surgery. If in the 50's the disease is very aggressive and radical prostatectomy, (DaVinci) should be considered. Here hormone management initially with Lupron (leuprolide) and possibly later with chemo may be necessary. What is your PSA? ...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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