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How long can someone live in decent shape with prostate cancer stage 4?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Lots of ways to be

Stage iv, and lots of treatment options; survival depends on how much disease you have.
Treatment relieves symptoms and makes living more enjoyable. (orchiectomy, anti-hormones, even vaccines). While some disease kills people quickly, even very advanced bony disease can live years. The small cell type is distinctive and bad...Short prognosis.

In brief: Lots of ways to be

Stage iv, and lots of treatment options; survival depends on how much disease you have.
Treatment relieves symptoms and makes living more enjoyable. (orchiectomy, anti-hormones, even vaccines). While some disease kills people quickly, even very advanced bony disease can live years. The small cell type is distinctive and bad...Short prognosis.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

No self-respecting dr. Gives an accurate timeframe.
Depends upon overall health of patient, how aggressive this particular is (ie gleason 9), how much has spread already, whether hormonal or other medication or radiation treatment has been tried and response to these measures. Overall can be as little as a few months and as much as a number of years. Ask your urologist. Good luck.

In brief: Variable

No self-respecting dr. Gives an accurate timeframe.
Depends upon overall health of patient, how aggressive this particular is (ie gleason 9), how much has spread already, whether hormonal or other medication or radiation treatment has been tried and response to these measures. Overall can be as little as a few months and as much as a number of years. Ask your urologist. Good luck.
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Joel Lilly
I agree with Dr. Klauber. I have had many patients I have been treating for advanced prostate cancer for many years who continue to lead active, enjoyable lives. Talk to your urologist and also patients in support groups.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Will depend on ..

The biology of the cancer.
Some prostate cancers are aggresive but, some other indolent.Some cancer cells are sensitive to androgen and respond well to androgen blocker some others are resistant to it and requires chemotherapy. It varies. People can live just for several months in a very agressive ca to many years in the indolent one. More treatments available now hopefully will increase survival.

In brief: Will depend on ..

The biology of the cancer.
Some prostate cancers are aggresive but, some other indolent.Some cancer cells are sensitive to androgen and respond well to androgen blocker some others are resistant to it and requires chemotherapy. It varies. People can live just for several months in a very agressive ca to many years in the indolent one. More treatments available now hopefully will increase survival.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Mets cancer

Unfortunately the 2 year survival of someone with metastatic prostate cancer is 40% and 5 year survival is 10%.
Sorry.

In brief: Mets cancer

Unfortunately the 2 year survival of someone with metastatic prostate cancer is 40% and 5 year survival is 10%.
Sorry.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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