May 11, 2015 ~ My Life Expectancy

Well,

Here’s what one says;

Prostate cancer can metastasize anywhere in the body. But according to researchers, about 80 percent of the time, malignant cells from the prostate spread to bones in the hips, spine, and pelvis. Once relocated, the cells begin growing at a rapid pace. This new growth is still classified as prostate cancer because the cancer first developed in the prostate.

Part 3 of 6: Symptoms

Symptoms of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

The symptoms of metastatic prostate cancer vary. Symptoms depend on the location of the new cancer cells and the size of the metastases. For example, symptoms of prostate cancer that has spread to bones may include stiffness or pain in the hip, thighs, or back. Fatigue and unexplained weight loss are common in all people with metastatic prostate cancer.

Life Expectancy

There is no cure for prostate cancer that has metastasized. But new therapies are extending life beyond what was possible a few years ago. This can make life expectancy with metastatic prostate cancer difficult to gauge. Statistics available today represent men who were diagnosed with metastases five years ago. Some of them didn’t have the improved treatment options available today.

One study demonstrated the impact of new treatments on life expectancy for advanced prostate cancer. Researchers found that men who receive new treatments are living, on average, two years longer than they would 10 have years ago.

A study by researchers in Belgium investigated the effect that bone metastasis had on survival rates for men with prostate cancer. They found that bone metastasis has a strong effect on survival rates. The results showed the survival rates described below.

Metastatic prostate cancer without bone metastasis:

  • one-year survival: 87 percent
  • five-year survival: 56 percent

Metastatic prostate cancer with bone metastasis:

  • one-year survival: 47 percent
  • five-year survival: 3 percent

Metastatic prostate cancer with bone metastasis and skeletal involvement:

  • one-year survival: 40 percent
  • five-year survival: less than one percent

That’s me ~ the last one

In general, a number of factors influence life expectancy, including:

  • age
  • overall health, including coexisting conditions
  • the extent and location of the metastases
  • grade of the tumor
  • PSA levels
  • the types of treatments a person receives

Here’s what I’ve come up with

18 months since diagnosis of Prostate Cancer, despite yearly check ups for prostate, when they discovered it it had already infected my Prostate; Obutrator Lymph Node, and 7th Left Rib;

3 months later it was all up in my Hips, head of Femur Coccyx and several levels of my spine.

It was 18 months before this diagnosis that I had a “Clean PSA and Digital Exam”

So I figure I’m on my 3rd year ~

No radiation, No Chemotherapy, no Hormone Reduction Therapy

Just Rick Simpson Oil, Supplements, Chiropractor and good living ~ I have not pain other than old man’s pain of arthritis

I am still very very active and celebrated Mother’s Day with all of my family whom I love dearly

Mother's Day 2015

Continue to Pray for me ~ it is much appreciated

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