What are your treatment options for 4th stage prostate cancer?

Here are some... The Rx for stage-4 Prostate Cancer - P-Ca has made a great fast stride in introducing new drugs & adjusting the sequence of their application over the past 5-8 years. When, what, and how to initiate the use of individual agents should be decided in collaboration with dedicated urologist or medical oncologist timely. Best wishes...

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My dad has been diagnosed with prostate cancer? How do you help decide on the treatment options?

With the patient. I'm sorry to hear about his diagnosis. First, there needs to be a detailed discussion with his primary care physician and urologist. Certain cancers do not require treatment, and may be followed. If he decides to pursue a recommended treatment, he should speak to an experienced urologist about surgery, and a radiation oncologist about radiation therapy. His personal goals are the most important. Read more...
Life Expectancy . Life expectancy and quality of life are central. Side effects of treatments can include urinary incontinence and impotence. Many options exist. Consult pubmed.Gov, read the abstracts. If treatment makes sense to your dad, find the most experienced physician . Your dad needs to form a strong relationship with his physician, hopefully he will be following your dad for many years. Read more...

Is there any side effect of luprodex 11.25 inj. In prostate cancer? What can be other treatment options for prostate cancer?

See below. This medication and others like it are called androgen deprivation therapy, and they work by shutting down testicular production of the male hormone testosterone (aka chemical castration). Common side effects include hot flashes, fatigue, loss of sex drive, weight gain, erectile problems, depression, and bone demineralization. Read more...
ADT prostate. Agree with side effects per dr. Tillet. Treatment of prostate cancer depends on risk category and stage. Androgen deprivation therapy (adt) is used for metastatic prostate cancer or with radiation therapy in intermediate and high risk prostate cancer. Other treatments for localized cancer include surgical resection and radiation therapy internal or external. Alternatives include cryosurgery ; hifu. Read more...

My grandfather 94yrs old having prostate cancer and also has metastasis in pancrease (pancrelipase) and bones. Treatment options?

No treatment. In spite of your grandfathers clinical condition, the pattern of behavior of prostate cancer after 80 , for the most part typified by an indolent form of metastasis. One uses drugs like Lupron (leuprolide) to reduce hormones but at his age there are probably little or no hormones secreted. Chemo such as Taxol not utilized. Therefore he should live normal expected time for a 90yo without further intervention. Read more...

What is the treatment for 4th stage prostate cancer?

Depends. Stage IV prostate cancer means that it has spread to lymph nodes or other organs. Most of the patients with stage IV disease have cancer in the bones or other organs. This is first treated with hormone therapy for some time and then possibly chemotherapy, immune therapy, or radiation. If it has spread only to nodes radiation is often added to hormone therapy. Read more...

Please name the treatment for 4th stage prostate cancer?

Drug therapies. Hormone therapy and chemotherapy are two options for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. I am attaching a valuable link with good information: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/documents/cancer/taussig_prostate_cancer_treatment_guide.pdf. Read more...

What is the best treatment for 4th stage prostate cancer?

Drug therapies. Hormone therapy and chemotherapy are two options for patients with metastatic prostate cancer. I am attaching a valuable link with good information: http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/documents/cancer/taussig_prostate_cancer_treatment_guide.Pdf. Read more...

If I do need to seek treatment for prostate cancer, what are some of my options?

Multiple. If it is localized, surgery both conventional or laparoscopic/robotic, radiation including radioactive seed implant, external beam, gamma knife radiation, proton beam, intensity modulated radiation therapy, hifu. Read more...
Radiation. Just to clarify gamma knife is typically used in the head and neck region. Other radiation techniques such as stereotactic body radiation can be used to treat areas such as the prostate. Also, there are two type of brachytherapy: seeds (ldr brachytherapy) and high dose rate (hdr brachytherapy). Hdr does not use radioactive seeds. Read more...
Prostate cancer. Men in there 20s don't get this cancer. But the treatment options range from surgery, radiation, cryogenic therapy, and observation. Read more...

Prostate cancer- what are the best diagmostic tool- biopsi/mri/serology -psa values? What is the best treatment option? Male 64- obese- high bp

Prostate ca. If there's a suspicion of prostate cancer, the first step is to do digital rectal exam and psa. If both or any of those are elevated/suspicious for a malignant tumor, the next step is biopsy. Mri doesn't play a major rôle in the diagnosis of prostate cancer. It may be used later when the diagnosis of cancer is established to check for possible spread. Treatment depends on stage/aggressiveness. Read more...
Biopsy. A biopsy should be done but if the psa is very high, > 100 unlikely anything else. A biopsy will give tissue diagnosis, grade of the tumor, and help the physician decide on therapy. Hope this helps. Read more...

I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?

Depends. It depends on the volume of cancer, the gleason score, and lymphatic or perineural invasion. On average, the most common prostate cancer will take 7-10 years before any significant metastatic disease develops. Read more...