Unfortunately, it is not possible to inform you why people are telling you that prostate cancer can not cause death, you should ask them for an explanation. As you know, without diagnosis and treatment it most certainly can. What they might be getting confused with is the fact that, if discovered early enough, both prostate and testicular cancer are curable. I am not aware if you know the following information, if you do, forgive me for imparting known information. Stage III (3) prostate cancer is a fairly advanced stage of prostate cancer where cancer has been detected beyond the confines of the prostate itself. It is also known as stage T3. Specifically, stage 3 prostate cancer has extended through the capsule that surrounds the prostate, but has not spread to distant sites in the body. There are two sub-stages of stage 3 prostate cancer:- T3a, this is when the tumour has only gone through the capsule without invading the seminal vesicles. T3b, is when the tumour has invaded the seminal vesicles. You state, in your additional details, that the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. If that were the case, it would not be classified as Stage III, it would be classified as Stage IV. Stage III tumours are often large enough to create difficulties with urination. These may be treated in a variety of ways, including:- Radiation therapy. Surgery. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). Hormonal therapy. You indicate that he is receiving hormonal therapy. The long-term prostate cancer prognosis for men with stage III cancer depends on the extent of disease. Once cancer has broken through the prostate capsule, chances that the disease will progress in the next 10 years are about 50-50. Spreading to the seminal vesicles further increases the likelihood of a recurrence. The details in your question are somewhat confused, you would be advised to consult the oncologist/doctor dealing with his case and enquire about the specifics of his case.
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