Prostate cancer stages 4 how long to live

20.08.2018 | by Jaime
Staging, generally, is concerned with the spread of cancer. Prostate cancer is staged based on the extent of the cancer using T, N, and M categories and the PSA level and Gleason score at the time of diagnosis. A precious few patients can be potentially cured under the right circumstances and with the right therapy.

Is this normal for prostate cancer.

There are examples of patients who have lived for eight years, or even further. So you need additional information to fully answer your question. This is so terrible, I feel like I live in hell. It is not a cure, but the therapy can cause a striking response in some patients.
Drug therapy is ongoing, as hormone levels must be kept continually low lest the cancer spring back, Brawley said. The urologist will go over all of this with him. Those with strong will power live longer. For example, stage IV breast or colon cancer is much more easily treated than stage IV pancreatic or gallbladder cancer. Staging and grading of cancer not only help design the treatment but they also help determine how well the cancer may respond to the treatment. Somebody can be labeled as stage IV for having a high PSA and an imaging study suggestive of one.