Rule #1 in PCa....there are no Rules that can be written in stone. It varies alot and from patient to patient, to many variables with all the variant PCa types (docs probably have little clue which one you have), the DNA ploidy types, volume of cancer and Gleasons found and then the patients immune system and overall health. But if you needed a generality, like John T was mentioning....people with known mets and even with excellent drug protocols fall into around 10 year slot and that is perhaps on the best scenarios, now as you mentioned no chemo or HT should shorten that by alot.
Then there is small cell PCa variant, you could literally die in 1-3 yrs(or less). perhaps, one gal posted her husband was just diagnosed (years ago now), perhaps he was diagnosed way late...but he died within 2 weeks thereafter as she reposted soon on the update. I have to presume he was diagosed late and then died within 2 weeks...still it was unreal to hear about.
Then there is the exception- Dr. Fred Lee failed cure 25 yrs. years ago and had node envolvement or micro mets known of....he was diagnosed 27 yrs. ago...still alive at age 80 and working still. Of course he said fubar to using Lupron.....so he must be insane for using an estrogenic called emcyt...much to his long living and perhaps holds the record for longest living micro mets patient. I posted his internet website story from his author friend surgeon Dr. Bob B. whom is very impressed about this situation. See the spectrum alittle more now, keep looking, Howard Hansen recently passed away, his journey was 17 years overall and envolved many protocols, he helped educate alot of people on PCa.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage
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