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Whats the life expectancy for someone who has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer?

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Whats the life expectancy for someone who has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer?

Postby harvey » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:33 pm

My dad is 97 years old. He has had prostate cancer for about 10 years. He was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer about 6 months ago. He can barely walk, he is weak, he doesnt eat or drink much . He is disoriented at times. He has bathroom accidents and a reoccuring urinary tract infection that is relentless. His whole mental state changed. He sleeps most of the day.He also spits alot. We dont know why but he does. I was wondering what is the life expectancy?
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Whats the life expectancy for someone who has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer?

Postby emile98 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:40 pm

The 5 year survival rate is about 28%. However, your father has far exceeded the average life expectancy of 76 years with or without cancer.
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Postby amou » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:48 pm

hard to guess and tell
http://beautywithhealth.com/prostate-cancer.html
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Whats the life expectancy for someone who has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer?

Postby lindleigh » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:51 pm

hard to guess and tell
http://beautywithhealth.com/prostate-cancer.html
Dementia problems in addition to cancer.
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Postby parfait » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:53 pm

Too hard to guess. Depends upon the extent of the cancer's spread and the specific type involved. The life expectancy of someone at 97 isn't seriously high in any case.
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Whats the life expectancy for someone who has been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer?

Postby qiao » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:03 pm

I'm sorry, but it is my understanding that any sort of stage 4 cancer is a short term terminal situation. (weeks, months at the most)
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