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How long can you live with untreated cancer?

Postby salem97 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:01 pm

Basically, I know somebody who has prostated cancer, and it is spreading. They refuse to have chemo (cant spell, sorry), but they have taken drugs which slow down the process. What is the maximum time he will live until :'(

Another question about cancer (but not related to the case above), can prostate cancer spread?
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How long can you live with untreated cancer?

Postby aberto77 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:08 pm

Depends on many things. They type of cancer. The age and health of the person. How long have they had it. FIL has been diagnoses with prostate cancer for many years. They are doing nothing for his. Slow growing type. He's older and they say he'll die of old age before the cancer. You just need to talk to the doctor.
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Postby alfonse » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:20 pm

How long can you live with untreated cancer?

The answer depends on the type of tumor, stage at which it is present and whether there are metastases. Why wait to see how long you will live? Go get yourself examined properly. If it is early and still left untreated one can live for years or if advanced may only have survival in terms of months. Early diagnosis and treatment is Best!!

If cancer is present in the body, it can spread to other parts of the body and become life-threatening. This process of cancer moving from one area of the body to another is called metastasis. If even a few cells of a malignant tumor break off from the tumour and enter the bloodstream, they can travel to new organs. These new cells now begin to damage new organs.

Can prostate cancer spread?

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow growing; however, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. The cancer cells may metastasize (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.
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Postby zacharias » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:27 pm

That will depend of what level the cancer is at, if he is on stage 4 then he have the most 1 year to live or less. The affectation of the nearby organs will conclude it, example if the cancer cells has reached vital organs like kidneys, heart, lungs, or liver then he has few months to live.
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