Proatate cancer cause of death

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Herophilus
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   Posted 4/3/2011 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I spent the last two evenings reading a study from October, 2010. “Prednisone plus cabazitaxel or mitoxantrone for metastatic castration – resistant prostate cancer progressing after docetaxel treatment: a randomized open – label trial
The article had the following introduction:
Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men in the USA (1) and the third most common cause of death in developed countries. (2) (Highlighted words added by me for effect)
 
(1.) Jemal A, Siegeel R, Ward E, Hao Y, Xu J, Thun MJ. Cancer Statistics, 2009. CA Cancer J Clin 2009; 225-49. 
(2.)American Cancer Society. Global cancer facts and figures 2007). 

That second point is something that I had not seen before…the third most common cause of death…I did download the pdf "glogal cancer facts and figures 2007" and that particular quote may be somewhat taken out of text. But none the less, I really don't get a warm fuzzy feeling when I read stuff like this.
 
Gosh, sure lucky that I only got Proatate Cancer.
 
Hero
Age 51 PSA 6.8
Bxy 10 of 12 Cores positive for Gleason 6. up to 75%
Robotic surg 11-02-09
Post op path. 20% neoplasm;4+3=7 Gleason
All nodes (14) and other related tissue negative for cancer
No EPE
Post op PSA x 3, all <0.01
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Purgatory
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   Posted 4/3/2011 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hero,

I agree. I read read this and other articles on the subject. While we don't want people dwelling on the dying part of PC, its all to real. I don't think it even makes sense to have folks think that they can't or won't die from PC, too many thousands do every single year. And despite some popular views held, its not all real elderly or undiagnosed extreme advanced cases. While many, many men survive the ravages of PC in their lifetimes, dying of other causes, tens of thousands don't. I think a balanced view should be held on the subject.

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos marg
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06 2/11 1.24
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10,

davidg
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   Posted 4/3/2011 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
people get pc far more frequently than other cancers. It's easy to get. I believe I read that 1 in 6 men will end up getting pc.

in many many cases it goes unnoticed and untreated for many years.

Combine the two points above and it's understandable that many dies of it.

But, if caught early and treated effectively it is a treatable disease in most cases.

142
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   Posted 4/3/2011 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Davidg,
 
"if caught early and treated effectively it is a treatable disease in most cases"
 
OK, I can buy that. But I'm not one of those guys. Mine was caught late and advanced.
 
So I don't like it that PCa can be, and is so easily minimized. I think men just don't want to admit that something so personal can happen to them.
 
Again, in deference to the moderators, I stop here.

John T
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   Posted 4/3/2011 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Life expectance after relapse from surgery:
Pancretic 4 months
Kidney 6 months
Stomach 8 months
Lung 1 year
Colon 2 years
Breast 3 years
Prostate 13 years

Annual death rates for men in US
Heart Disease 350,000
Lung cancer 89,000
Stroke 65,000
Accidents 63,000
Emphysema 62,000
Diabetes 31,000
PROSTATE CANCER 27,000
Flu 27,000
colon cancer 25,000
JT
65 years old, rising psa for 10 years from 4 to 40; 12 biopsies and MRIS all negative. Oct 2009 DXed with G6 <5%. Color Doppler biopsy found 2.5 cm G4+3. Combidex clear. Seeds and IMRT, no side affects and psa .1 at 1.5 years.

davidg
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   Posted 4/3/2011 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
i don't think anyone minimizes any cancer.

kbota
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   Posted 4/3/2011 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
cancer cannot be minimized.
Age 57 at Dx
5/09 PSA 2.26
6/2010 PSA 3.07 FPSA 18% DRE +
Biopsy, 7 of 18+, >60%, 4+5=9
7/21/2010 - RRP
Nodes neg, Ves neg
tumor contained, still 4+5=9
pni ext.
9/3, 2010 PSA - 0.04
9/3/2010, I'm 99% continent
10/14/10, PSA still 0.04, and lupron #1, now 99.9% continent
Total ED, 3 caverject failed
10/20/10 OD'd .5cc trimix, after 3hrs, neo synephrine shot
tried .15 & .17 cc neg, next .2

Postop
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   Posted 4/3/2011 9:10 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a 2010 version of the American Cancer Society statistics:

www.cancer.org/Research/CancerFactsFigures/CancerFactsFigures/cancer-facts-and-figures-2010

This is a big document, but it has a very good special report on prostate cancer.

Casey59
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   Posted 4/3/2011 9:24 PM (GMT 0)   
"Growing old is invariably fatal while prostate cancer is only sometimes so."
-Dr Willet Whitmore

davidg
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   Posted 4/3/2011 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Postop said...
There is a 2010 version of the American Cancer Society statistics:

www.cancer.org/Research/CancerFactsFigures/CancerFactsFigures/cancer-facts-and-figures-2010

This is a big document, but it has a very good special report on prostate cancer.


thank you for the lnk
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