• To understand and to collect/learn the life expectancy for a stage IV prostage cancer patience

    Asked by ptan@ucsf on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

    To understand and to collect/learn the life expectancy for a stage IV prostage cancer patience

    each day what to eat and how to make oneself stronger each day to ready for the 1st Radiation treatment that will end in 2/16/15 and the coming up 2nd treatment chemo "Docetaxel" treatment.

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    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      That is an unknown answer, us stage IV patients can live for a long time now! I don’t want to give you false hope but I don’t want to mislead you either because there is real hope now of well over 5 years.....it all depends on how the patient reacts to the treatment and that is an unknown until tried. Please don’t hang an expiration date on this person, they may surprise you! And help them out as much as possible because support is a big deal and can make the difference between life and death sometimes. Good luck and God bless!!!

      over 4 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      The best you can hope for is that the patient can take in nutritious food and drink to keep the body strong. Exercise will also keep the patient strong, maybe just short walks.

      over 4 years ago
    • Indyeastside's Avatar
      Indyeastside

      Diagnosed in 2008. Stage IV prostate. Respond to Lupron treatments favorably. Doc says I'll die from something else. Working out seven days a week and finally watching diet. Think there is no cookie cutter answer. Really believe staying positive helps. Good luck and God bless.

      over 4 years ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I concur! Stage IV cancer can now be treated as a chronic disease sometimes. Doctors don't know when we will die and the Internet sure doesn't. Rather than worrying about life expectancy, I would suggest that you concentrate on living every day fully. Take care of things that need to be taken care of, but focus on living, not dying.

      I am sorry that you are having to even worry about these things. Cancer diagnoses are awfully scary.

      over 4 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar
      geekling

      Cancer free here.

      It is all about diet and exercise and spirituality.

      There are actually herbs you can drink (as tea) to combat your diagnosis.

      The is also a (heat) treatment available outside of the USA that a friend of mine found to be successful and non damaging. He took 25k up to Canada and got free of his problem.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-intensity_focused_ultrasound

      I don't know that would work for you or would not work for you but there are lots of possibilities of which you've yet to hear. Do some research instead of looking for dire news. NO ONE can predict your future and people can only give guesses based on limited experiences and yesterday's news.

      Generally speaking, stop taking calcium supplements, look into vitamins D3 & C and make friends with Brazil Nuts (selenium), corn silk (tea), pomegranates, and other fruits and vegetables. Yummy tomatoes and moringa leaves and watermelon, to mention a few.

      Perk up. Best wishes for recovered good health.

      over 4 years ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I would encourage you to ask the patient's doctor for a meeting, and take a list of questions to ask him, so you can learn. I went with my dad to the doctor when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the doctor discussed the options and statistics of success in detail. Prostate cancer seems to be different from other cancers, because it's often slow growing. Irregardless, the doctor knows the patient's diagnosis and history better than anyone, so you need to ask him. Best wishes.

      over 4 years ago
    • ptan's Avatar
      ptan

      Thank you for sharing your wisdom. I am learning more about this illness each day compare to 2 weeks ago.

      over 4 years ago
    • Lennart's Avatar
      Lennart

      Yes I can fully confirm what is said. I have been on hormone therapy since 2011. Both eligard and bikalamutide. I feel quite good now. Trying to walk every day and eat well. Try to live out every day and have the best of it. Good luck

      over 4 years ago

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