Stage I .. a small tumor in the prostate
Stage II .. the cancer has spread throughout the prostate
Stage III ... the cancer has spread to outside the prostate
Stage IV .. the cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body
There is no stage V (5) .. IV (4) is as bad as it gets
BUT life expectancy depends on where it has metastasized too.
A friend of mine has ''lived with this'' (Stage IV) for 3 years now.
He has regular Chemo.
He cannot be ''cured'' and knows he has maybe another 1 or 2 years.