My dad has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer they said they can not cure it but use hormone treatment. He's 70 yr old. How long he got?

2nd opinion. There are so many variables at play. Even if a man has advanced prostate cancer, he may still have years of life ahead of him. There are a number of new targeted therapies available. Make sure his urologic oncologist is aware of these therapies.
Varies. Time will tell, some people have very hormone sensitive prostate cancers and others have various degrees of responsiveness. Potentially many more years if his is responsive, time will tell. His oncologist might have more information by now that can provide additional prognosis information. He could also get additional support from a palliative care team as needed.
Depends. Depends upon how advanced the tumor is. He may have many, many years. Ask your oncologist what the five and ten year survival rates for his cancer are.
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My dad 70 yr old has prostate cancer gleason 9 which has metastised. He has no pain and is on hormone treatment. Can he survive for more than 3 yrs?

Yes. About 50% of men live 5 years after they diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer. This is improved from even 10 years ago when only about 30% of men lived 5 years. There are many new treatments available including new hormonal agents, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted radiation therapy that can extend survival and quality of life even after standard hormone therapy stops working. Read more...
Aggressive disease . If his psa stays down he has a chance to live several years, if psa goes up on hormone blockade there are several new chemo agents he can go on. Read more...

Following hormone treatment for prostate cancer all clear. How long do the hormones stay in your body?

Depending ... Glad to hear getting favorable response to hormonal manipulation for prostate cancer. The duration of its level may widely vary reflecting the pharmacological formulation for drug release in the body, personal hepatic function, etc. How long may its clinical effect last? It is also widely vary reflecting the coping ability of cancer, health, etc. may hold. More? Ask urologist or medical oncology. Read more...

Can hormone treatment for prostate cancer cause osteopenia?

Yes. Hormonal treatment for prostate cancer usually have anti androgenic and could lead to decreased bone marrow density . Bmd screen will be helpful. Read more...
Yes. Patients on hormon modualtory therapy for prostate cancer often show evidence of bone loss. We routinely use bone protecting agents and monitor patietns closely. Read more...
Hormone therapy. If you are on a medication that blocks testosterone, you should be on a good calcium and vitamin d supplement and have bone density testing due to bone loss front his med. Read more...

My dad is 68 years old. Recently, he was dignosed with advanced prostate cancer with skeletal bone metastasis. What kind of hormone therapy shall he use? Is orchiectomy ok?

Yes. Orchiectomy is nearly instantly effective in reducing testosterone levels and can be done as an outpatient. Alternatives include injections (lhrh agonists) to reduce testosterone levels. These are relatively expensive over the long term, but preserve the testicles which is why many men prefer this option. Surgery is permanent whereas shots can be withheld, but permanent may be best with bone mets. Read more...
Disagree... As mentioned orchiectomy is permanent. There are other chemical options, including estrogen therapy as well as drugs which de-stimulate the pituitary from making lh and fsh. No direct proof confirms that testosterone per se is a cause. It may more be 5-dht. Men who lack 5-a-reductase do not get bald or prostate ca. Therefore drugs that block conversion to 5-dht may be used in tandem. Read more...
D/W your oncologist. Many options available for metastatic prostate ca- medical and surgical therapy. Orchiectomy can be done and will be for sure decrease testosterone permanently. Anti androgen tx like- Lupron (leuprolide) injection, oral casodex- or the newer oral agents that are more sensitive like x-tandi , abiraterone- are available. Not too forget- vaccine & chemo are available as well.Pls d/w oncologist in detail. Read more...
Orchiectomy OK but. The standard of care is an lhrh agonist (such as lupron, zoladex) injection combined with a drug taken by mouth called casodex. The Casodex should be used for a minimum of 1 month and then can be stopped. The advantage is that these injections can be as little as once every 6 months. Alternatively, a drug called Firmagon (degarelix) (an lhrh antagonist) can be given monthly without the casodex. Read more...

My father diagnosed with prostate cancer he is having the hormonal treatment. He is 78, dr. Say it's localized in the prostate and litlle spot in the bone around, is that means it spread and no hope or he have the chance to live longer

His . His prognosis really depends on his overall state of health, stage and grade of his cancer. If there is indeed a "spot" in the bone, than it is certainly an advanced prostate cancer. That being said, depending on how far advanced and how responsive it is to hormonal treatment, he may live for years. Read more...
Yes there is hope! The information shared suggests he has stage IV prostate cancer and androgen blockade is appropriate. His outlook depends on his other health issues and not just his prostate cancer. Cheer up and enjoy his company. Read more...
Always hope. There are many different levels of aggressiveness with prostate cancer however most are not progressive. It is possible that even without treatment this disease will not shorten your father's life or cause him any symptoms. There are also very effective hormonal therapy options. Read more...