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How long can someone live with prostate cancer?

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How long can someone live with prostate cancer?

Postby santos » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:01 am

My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer with stage 1 at 79 years old. Then a year later, he was diagnosed with stage 3. Didn't even bother stop at stage 2. Now that he is 81, and within a few months ago his prostate cancer has spread into the lymph nodes and therefor it is now a stage 4.

Within 2-3 years of diagnosed, would you say that he has an aggressive cancer? He told me his psa is less then 1% and a gleason score of 7. He now takes bone scan 2x a year and is on hormone treatment.

Is this a weird case? Or is this a normal findings on my dad's cancer compare to other patients?

Thanks!!
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Postby honani » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:08 am

I had radical prostate surgery in December 2007. The prostate and lymph nodes were removed but the cancer had spread beyond the nodes.I've been on hormones and the cancer has been under control but no one knows how long hormones will work.
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Postby sagar » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:10 am

Well if i tell you generally so if someone diagnosed in the early stage then he can live long as compare to the person who diagnosed in the final stage but it does not mean that there is no hope, there are many other reasons and factor are depend upon the long life of a person.
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Postby carolos » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:25 am

When metastasis or so to say secondaries are noted, he may live a few months.
If he wants to live longer, he can take chemo by acupressure techniques & Indian Natural Remedies.









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Postby cacey » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:34 am

Aggressive? That's a great questions for his doctor. A person with prostate cancer can live for many years. No matter how long he has left, it is important to focus on his quality of life.
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Postby cuddle35 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:40 am

I don't really know. But God bless him with a long life :)
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