Life expectancy Metastatic Prostate Cancer

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Life expectancy Metastatic Prostate Cancer

by sonic37 on Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:46 AM

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My father is 64, he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in July 2011, and then with metastatic Prostate Cancer in July 2012. He has had one batch of chemotherapy that worked too quickly and will not get anymore.  He has recently had blood transfusions and pains in his chest.  After many months of sore hips, he now has sore shoulders.  He is on Morphine and other drugs.  I have read that the median life expectancy for metastatic prostate cancer is between 2 and 5 years; however, I wonder if there are things to watch out for that may suggest whether this outline of suffering means that the disease is being overly aggressive or not?  There seems to be no hurry on the part of doctors to do anything for him.  I am not trying to be morbid, I know the disease is terminal, but is this scenario suggesting that he does not have much longer to live, or is this a normal transition of the disease?

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by rjcrossley on Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:22 PM

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On Mar 15, 2013 12:46 AM sonic37 wrote:

My father is 64, he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in July 2011, and then with metastatic Prostate Cancer in July 2012. He has had one batch of chemotherapy that worked too quickly and will not get anymore.  He has recently had blood transfusions and pains in his chest.  After many months of sore hips, he now has sore shoulders.  He is on Morphine and other drugs.  I have read that the median life expectancy for metastatic prostate cancer is between 2 and 5 years; however, I wonder if there are things to watch out for that may suggest whether this outline of suffering means that the disease is being overly aggressive or not?  There seems to be no hurry on the part of doctors to do anything for him.  I am not trying to be morbid, I know the disease is terminal, but is this scenario suggesting that he does not have much longer to live, or is this a normal transition of the disease?

 Hi sonic37 I'm sorry for what you and your dad are going though please tell him to not give up just yet I'm now 61 but In 2007 it was in my bones.  the normal transition of this disease is death So  I was told back then the disease was terminal that I had maybe three the five years All they could offer me back then was palliative care But it all change when I walk away,  and went on to the alternatives I'm on now. There a lot of prostrate cancer patients on here who have done this,  and are in remission because of it.  And I'm one of them. It works. We are not doctors So we can not give you any medical advice.  but what we can tell you is what work for us. its just one cancer patient talking to other cancer patient. and there care givers  Any one of us are willing to let you know. what we did to help our self.   God bless you both Ray   

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by HealthWarrior on Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:37 PM

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Sonic the truth is that if he keeps working with Western medicine, he will have grim hopes for living past that time.. I am here, however, to offer you hope that there is another way, beyond eastern and western medicine confusion. it has healed me and i know it can help your father. message me we can talk on the phone

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by Bigb28 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 08:18 PM

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Hey,

My dad has metastatic Prostate Cancer for the past 30 months, he is currently onXtandi (last cancer meds approved) He will move on to chemo again for the last time. The meds he is on now has slowed his psa but it continues to rise, doctor wants to keep him on it a few more months cause once they move to chemo they cant go back. I hope your dad is hanging in there, its tuff to watch a love on struggle. Have a good day...

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by nancyhoux on Thu Mar 28, 2013 09:02 PM

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My husband was diagnosed at age 62 with aggressive prostate cancer and had yearly check ups, now 66, Prostate removed in 2009, 42 radiation treatments that did no good because the cancer was past the prostate area.  Has been on Lupron since 2010, has had Provenge Treatment, then a Clinical Trial drug.  First Chemo (Doxetaxel) treatment ended in August of 2012.  After this treatment they tried a hormone pill which did not work. He is back on Chemo called Cabazitaxel (Jevtana) has had 5 treatments, at first his PSA went down  from 261 to 181, however last report his PSA is 447.  He has no pain, however energy level is very low only does what he can handle.  This last Chemo has been very hard on him.  We have no idea how long he has and do not ask.  How high can this PSA go before he has pain?  and what other treatments are out there? We know his disease is terminal, however never talk about it, just go on day to day, I am not even sure what to watch for now, he tells me to go on to work that he will let me know if I need to stay home.  Very stressful 

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by POOKIETRAIN on Fri Mar 29, 2013 02:37 AM

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I'm surprised no one has yet suggested Zytiga and prednizone. PSA levels have been known to be in the thousands, but high PSA is not necessarily as evil as it sounds. What bone scans has he had to show the location and the size of tumors? My PSA is low, less than 4 and I have pain in the scapular and spine. I am on Zytiga and watch my diet closely. Look for Dan, he has good insight on diet and vitamins.

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by rjcrossley on Fri Mar 29, 2013 04:34 AM

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On Mar 28, 2013 9:02 PM nancyhoux wrote:

My husband was diagnosed at age 62 with aggressive prostate cancer and had yearly check ups, now 66, Prostate removed in 2009, 42 radiation treatments that did no good because the cancer was past the prostate area.  Has been on Lupron since 2010, has had Provenge Treatment, then a Clinical Trial drug.  First Chemo (Doxetaxel) treatment ended in August of 2012.  After this treatment they tried a hormone pill which did not work. He is back on Chemo called Cabazitaxel (Jevtana) has had 5 treatments, at first his PSA went down  from 261 to 181, however last report his PSA is 447.  He has no pain, however energy level is very low only does what he can handle.  This last Chemo has been very hard on him.  We have no idea how long he has and do not ask.  How high can this PSA go before he has pain?  and what other treatments are out there? We know his disease is terminal, however never talk about it, just go on day to day, I am not even sure what to watch for now, he tells me to go on to work that he will let me know if I need to stay home.  Very stressful 

Hi All you  tuly wonderful Ladies you are all caregivers.  I just wish I could help you more. I remember back in 2008  with my cancer my naturopath told me  For three months  I had to cut out all sugary foods and go on to a low carbohydrate diet. She told me  I had to do this because I was told  the toxins in my body was making the cancer worst. she also put me on high dose of Vitamin D and vitamin C when I ask my doctor about this he told me it was a good idea if I could do it. he also said  Vit D cause cancer cells to go into cancer cell death.  and vit C strengthen the normal cells.  back then   This was one of the hardest thing I ever had to do. In My life  because IT back then just love sugary foods.  But I had to do it,  I rely on three years of Natinal Service ARMY Training and my Wife who I love very much to get me though it. after three month my PSA dropped by three points  The low carbohydrate foods lowered the toxins in my body made it stronger to fight the cancer Ray    

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by skidan on Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:48 AM

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On Mar 29, 2013 2:37 AM POOKIETRAIN wrote:

I'm surprised no one has yet suggested Zytiga and prednizone. PSA levels have been known to be in the thousands, but high PSA is not necessarily as evil as it sounds. What bone scans has he had to show the location and the size of tumors? My PSA is low, less than 4 and I have pain in the scapular and spine. I am on Zytiga and watch my diet closely. Look for Dan, he has good insight on diet and vitamins.

I am sorry to hear about your conditions. As far as traditional treatment for advanced prostate cancer, they are Xtandi, Zytiga, Dendritis Cell therapy and provenge. You need to look at diet, supplements, and life style changes to extend your lives. We are all terminal at some point, however you can choose to fight the beast. If you go to my web site and see some results that my approach is having on people similar to your situation it should give you some hope.

www.IBeatCancerHolistically.com

Dan

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by rjcrossley on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:37 PM

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On Mar 29, 2013 11:48 AM skidan wrote:

On Mar 29, 2013 2:37 AM POOKIETRAIN wrote:

I'm surprised no one has yet suggested Zytiga and prednizone. PSA levels have been known to be in the thousands, but high PSA is not necessarily as evil as it sounds. What bone scans has he had to show the location and the size of tumors? My PSA is low, less than 4 and I have pain in the scapular and spine. I am on Zytiga and watch my diet closely. Look for Dan, he has good insight on diet and vitamins.

I am sorry to hear about your conditions. As far as traditional treatment for advanced prostate cancer, they are Xtandi, Zytiga, Dendritis Cell therapy and provenge. You need to look at diet, supplements, and life style changes to extend your lives. We are all terminal at some point, however you can choose to fight the beast. If you go to my web site and see some results that my approach is having on people similar to your situation it should give you some hope.

www.IBeatCancerHolistically.com "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.IBeatCancerHolistically.com " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.IBeatCancerHolistically.com

Dan

 Dan Remeber when you were telling us about vitamin D I feel After years fighting our cancer we all learn that no mater What the anty cancer  drug is they all only work for a short while. It been found that androgen receptor inhibitor like these have been resurch to only extend life a few months though some patients have said that androgen receptor inhibitor they have been taken  have  lasted  for a few years But evenuly all comvenional cancer treatments stop working Vitamins like vitamin D cause cancer cell death and can can keep doing this as long as we want it tohttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3081446/ 

RE: Life expectancy Metastatic Prostate Cancer

by Kjohnchas on Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:22 PM

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When my husband was told he has cancer but didn't need vitamin D besides his vitamin D Was high due to him being outside a lot,but guess it didn't kill his cancer cells
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