We cannot know how long he may live with certainty, to many variables envolved, like others have mentioned certain drugs may help beat back the PCa and some mets and lower psa level and that varies a lot from patient to patient and as to what your original Gleason scores, volumes or variables were at Dx time. Checkout the website www.yananow.org (has around 1000 patient histories to read up on and lots of information on PCa, unbiased too)
Robert Young diagnosed years ago now, psa beyond 3000, had bone pains and went in to find he had a nasty case of PCa......he lived 3 years with his battle....his website www.phoenix5.org he started the first laymens PCa dictionary and was an icon in PCa circles. The are others whom lived longer and shorter of course, also there are PCa variants that exist and some are way worse as to drug effectiveness working on the patient.
They can radiate certain mets areas (but not all) and it can relieve pains at those sites, useful on some mets patients. I know it works for pains as a first hand patient of such and for a patient suffering such it is nice relief. Usually 10 sessions for such, but can be done in 5 sessions at higher dose and maybe more fatigue from such.
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