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He is in stage 4 prostrate cancer with extreme pain especially around the pelvic area. Symptomatic treatment is on. Is this normal?

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Dr. Aaron Love
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Symptomatic yes,

for a ~90 year old to be on symptom treatment only for stage 4 prostate CA.
Sometimes this is seen as giving up, but think... if I am 90+ and a treatment will cause a year or years of being uncomfortable much less suffering to live another 5-10 years versus living a few more years in comfort, doing good symptom treatment save lives no different than the hero in the ER by saving quality at the end

In brief: Symptomatic yes,

for a ~90 year old to be on symptom treatment only for stage 4 prostate CA.
Sometimes this is seen as giving up, but think... if I am 90+ and a treatment will cause a year or years of being uncomfortable much less suffering to live another 5-10 years versus living a few more years in comfort, doing good symptom treatment save lives no different than the hero in the ER by saving quality at the end
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