What is the survival rate once prostate cancer has spread to lymph nodes and bones?

6 years on average . Metastatic prostate cancer responds to hormone therapy for almost 18 months. Once the cancer is hormone refractory the median survival is 6 years. .

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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?

Serious. Metastatic prostate cancer is not curable with currently available treatments. Treatment, however, does improve quality of life and may add years to life. The first step is usually hormonal therapy. I recommend you consult a medical oncologist. Read more...
See urologist first. If this patient does not already have a urologist, he needs one. The urologist should be the primary treating physician and bring in an oncologist when needed. Do not delay treatment. Five years is not unreasonable for life expectancy. Read more...
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...

If my prostate cancer has not spread to the bones, lymph nodes, or any organs which would be the preferred option, surgery or radiation?

Surgery. The newer surgical approaches employing the DaVinci Robot is an effective way of handling the prostate with minimal side effects. If the pathology indicates more extensive of cancer process then RT can be employed. Responses to Taxotere (docetaxel) if spread found has been advantageous. Read more...
Already surgery. I don't know why you ask because it says in your conditions that you already had robotic prostatectomy. Comparing the 2 is difficult bc pros.tissue is still there aft.radiation.Johns Hopkins Dr.Walsh: 5-yr control rate after surgery. defined as psa 0.2 should be compared to 10yr control after radiation of nadir+2.Radiation technology is continuously improving so the answer to yr.q.is not a simple. Read more...

My dad died of cancer that spread from his lip to lymph nodes to lung 47yo, gpa died of prostate cancer 79yo. Any studies linking cancer to genetics?

Genes may be. The root cause of most cancers, but lip cancer used to be pipe smokers, or other tobacco. Prostate clearly runs in families. The two are unrelated. The issues of genes, environment, and diet are there. Few cancers have identified mutations, like bcr-abl in chronic myelogenous leukemia, many may have common links to cell cycle, blood vessel development. Read more...
There are. There are several cancers that area related to genetics. The are about 5-15% of cancers. The bulk are not. In your case the key question is if your father was a smoker or not. This kind of cancer is not usually related to prostate cancer. The other important thing is that your mother's family history also is equally important as your father's. Read more...

Can prostate cancer spreading into the lymph nodes area still safe?

No. Prostate cancer does not tend to spread to lymph nodes until it is quite advanced. These aggressive tumors have a much higher risk of leading to demise from prostate cancer. Read more...