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How long can someone live with prostate cancer that's metastatic?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Even metastatic prostate cancer growth may be controlled by medication and a person could for a few years, however, metastatic tumors are generally not curable.

In brief: Variable

Even metastatic prostate cancer growth may be controlled by medication and a person could for a few years, however, metastatic tumors are generally not curable.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Men with prostate cancer that has spread can live functional lives for many years.
Treatment for metastatic disease is hormone ablation...Therapy that is typically given by injection every 3-4 months to stop the body's production of testosterone (hormone that fuels prostate cancer cells). Other medications and sometimes chemotherapy are used to treat advaced disease as well. See your urologist.

In brief: Depends

Men with prostate cancer that has spread can live functional lives for many years.
Treatment for metastatic disease is hormone ablation...Therapy that is typically given by injection every 3-4 months to stop the body's production of testosterone (hormone that fuels prostate cancer cells). Other medications and sometimes chemotherapy are used to treat advaced disease as well. See your urologist.
Dr. Matthew Thom
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Varies

From several months to many many many months- will depend on the biology of the cancer, the stage / cancer burdern, treated or untreated?.
Overall health condition of the person, other underlying medical problems. Wih available treatmens -i.e. Androgen blocker, abiraterone, provenge, (sipuleucel-t) docetaxel, jevtana and many ohers on development-people w/ metastatic disease can live longer.

In brief: Varies

From several months to many many many months- will depend on the biology of the cancer, the stage / cancer burdern, treated or untreated?.
Overall health condition of the person, other underlying medical problems. Wih available treatmens -i.e. Androgen blocker, abiraterone, provenge, (sipuleucel-t) docetaxel, jevtana and many ohers on development-people w/ metastatic disease can live longer.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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