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hello my brother as just been diagnosed with prostate cancer

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hello my brother as just been diagnosed with prostate cancer which as gone in to lmphnodes and as got to have a a bone scan as thethink it might be in is bones as well what are the chances of survival
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 3 years ago.
I'm sorry that your brother is dealing with this problem.

There are many factors that affect prognosis, such as the grade of the cancer, etc. However, the average 5 year survival of men that have prostate cancer and metastatic disease at initial presentation is about 30%. It is also true that the knowledge for treating cancers is always improving, and the most recent data can only reflect the level of knowledge from 5 or more years ago.

If you need any clarification, please let me know.

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