• Metastasized Prostate Cancer-do the rules say you have to die?

    Asked by reigelsberger on Saturday, March 23, 2019

    Metastasized Prostate Cancer-do the rules say you have to die?

    All I know is I’ll try anything to live. Make me a lab rat. Doctors, don’t have to treat me like the normal treatments!

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      You need to talk to @Whitey61.

      But, until you do, no ... you do not have to die just because you have metastasized prostate cancer ... at least not right away. (We all have to die....)

      27 days ago
    • reigelsberger's Avatar
      reigelsberger

      Thank you for that. I don’t know my way around. I’ll be 59 Thursday 03/28/2019. I want to see 69! I’m betting the community can help me do that!

      27 days ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      @reigelsberger,
      Hello, I am an oncology nurse. Let me try and put your mind at ease. Prostate cancer, even as a stage 4, is the slowest growing cancer. Statistically, about 90% of men with this diagnosis live their life expectancy and usually die of something other than their cancer. When compared with colon cancer, it was found that if a patient with stage 4 colon cancer goes into remission and then gets recurrence, their life expectancy is approximately 13 months. In comparison, when a stage 4 prostate cancer patient goes into remission and then had recurrence, his life expectancy is 13 years...and this includes men with a Gleason score of 10. Can you imagine how many treatments will be discovered in 13 years? So take a breath and try to relax. There are new treatments every week including immunotherapies and trials in prostate cancer with CAR-T cell therapy. Just stay strong. Best of luck to you.

      27 days ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      There is a huge and very active prostate group at www.cancerforums.net

      27 days ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      My Father had prostate cancer for something like 30 years. He finally did die from complications from it, but he refused to take his meds to control it. Even without treatments he made it that long. His oncologist said the same thing that @carm said, "you will die from something else before the prostate cancer gets you". We wish you the best!

      27 days ago
    • aracooper's Avatar
      aracooper

      My brother has Stage IV prostate cancer that has mestastasized. He went on a wonderful clinical trial that put him immediately into remission. That was 5 years ago and he is still doing great! He has not had to miss one day of work! We just keep praying!

      18 days ago

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