What is the survival rate for prostate cancer?

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.

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What is prostate cancer survival rate?

Nowadays.... Overall survival of all prostate cancers is about: 5-yr relative survival - almost 100%; 10-yrs, about 99%;15-yr, about 94%. But its stage-related 5-yr survival is nearly 100% for local and regional disease, and dropped to 28% for those with distant metastasis. More on prostate cancer? Go to http://formefirst.Com/freeinfoprostate.Html. Read more...
Age related. With a high p OM yjr 50-60 years of age prognosis is guarded. Over 70 a stage iii prostate cancer can do well on a drug like lupron (leuprolide). Read more...
Pca. Please refer to nccn.org for a great overview of Pca. This context question cannot be answered in 100-200 words; too many factors . Read more...

How quickly are the prostate cancer survival rate results being made?

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...

I'm wondering how much time does it take the doctor to compile the prostate cancer survival rate?

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...

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?

Depends . Depends on the stage of the cancer and where it has spread ,it might be serious if spread to certain parts like liver,lungs,brain. Five year survival rate is over 90% but if the disease has metastatic un hopefully the rate drops into 30% . Read more...
Tell us more. The choice of treatment, (between Surgery or Radiotherapy depends on the stage of Cancer. What is the stage according to your urologist? It is probably stage-3 in which Radiotherapy combined with Anti-androgenic therapy is often preferred over Surgery(Prostatectomy). Give us some follow up info. Read more...

Prostate cancer survival with advanced stages - is it fairly good or not?

Yes. Even for advanced prostate cancer, there are hormonal manipulations we can do to control the cancer. If the cancer responds to the medications, life expextancy can be years. Read more...
CAPRA score predicts. Many prostate cancers are not destined to be lethal, and most men will ultimately die from causes other than of the disease. (capra) score predicts both pathologic status and recurrence after surgery based on psa, grade, stage, age, and percent of cores positive; the sum yields a 0–10 score, with every 2 points representing roughly a doubling of risk of recurrence. It has been shown to predict. Read more...

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...