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What are your chances of survival when prostate cancer spreads?

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When this type of cancer spreads (your doctor may say it has metastasized), it tends to first show up in the tissues or lymph nodes that are closest to the prostate gland. If it's caught and treated in this point, which is known as the "regional" stage, your odds or recovery are very good. If it travels further, the cancer usually ends up in your bones. At that point, the chances of survival drop to 29%.

Your doctor will talk to you about your best treatment options. What you choose will largely depend on how far the cancer has spread and what symptoms, if any, you have.

From: When Prostate Cancer Spreads WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer." 

American Cancer Society: "How is Prostate Cancer Treated?" 

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (Androgen Deprivation) Therapy for Prostate Cancer." 

American Cancer Society: "Preventing and Treating Prostate Cancer Spread to Bones." 

American Cancer Society: "Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer." 

American Cancer Society: "Survival Rates for Prostate Cancer." 

American Cancer Society: "Vaccine Treatment for Prostate Cancer." 

CancerCare: "Treatment Update: Metastatic Prostate Cancer."

Urology Care Foundation (American Urological Association): "What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Prostate Cancer?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

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SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society: "Chemotherapy for Prostate Cancer." 

American Cancer Society: "How is Prostate Cancer Treated?" 

American Cancer Society: "Hormone (Androgen Deprivation) Therapy for Prostate Cancer." 

American Cancer Society: "Preventing and Treating Prostate Cancer Spread to Bones." 

American Cancer Society: "Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer." 

American Cancer Society: "Survival Rates for Prostate Cancer." 

American Cancer Society: "Vaccine Treatment for Prostate Cancer." 

CancerCare: "Treatment Update: Metastatic Prostate Cancer."

Urology Care Foundation (American Urological Association): "What Are the Symptoms of Advanced Prostate Cancer?"

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on March 18, 2018

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