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Do prostate cancer victims usually choose not to get treatment if they are very old, like over 90 years old?

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Dr. Robert Carroll
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

At 90, quality of life is everything.
Therapy is aimed at relieving symptoms. We cannot extend life by treating prostate cancer at 90.

In brief: Yes

At 90, quality of life is everything.
Therapy is aimed at relieving symptoms. We cannot extend life by treating prostate cancer at 90.
Dr. Robert Carroll
Dr. Robert Carroll
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology

In brief: Generally not.

Any treatment for prostate cancer requires a careful assessment of risk and benefit.
There is no age cutoff for cancer treatment, but most guidelines for prostate cancer treatment recommend a life expectancy of greater than 10 years. Those expected to live less than this are likely to derive little benefit from treatment.

In brief: Generally not.

Any treatment for prostate cancer requires a careful assessment of risk and benefit.
There is no age cutoff for cancer treatment, but most guidelines for prostate cancer treatment recommend a life expectancy of greater than 10 years. Those expected to live less than this are likely to derive little benefit from treatment.
Dr. Simon Kimm
Dr. Simon Kimm
Thank
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