This edition: Coping with Advanced Metastatic Prostate Cancer
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in men. Every year about 240,000 America men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, which occurs more commonly in those 65 and over. With early detection, these tumors may be confined to the prostate gland itself, and can be treated or removed. But if prostate cancer should spread to areas like the lymph nodes, liver, adrenal gland, or bones, it is referred to as advanced metastatic prostate cancer. Only about ten percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer have this form of late-stage cancer, for which there currently is no cure. However, there are a number of treatments available that may slow the cancer, relieve some of the symptoms, and often prolong life for three or more years. In this episode, we will explore prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, and learn the latest treatment approaches that doctors often recommend.