Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Generally, prostate cancer is considered metastatic if it has spread beyond the prostate or there is a recurrence of the cancer after treatment.
Symptoms can include bone pain, weight loss, and swelling of the legs and feet.Surgery is generally not considered an option for metastatic prostate cancer. Treatment often involves some combination of hormone therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. The effectiveness of the treatment, and the amount of time it halts or slows down the progression of the cancer depends on the individual as well as factors such as the cancer's Gleason score and how far the cancer has spread.
The five-year survivial rate, however, is significantly lowered one the cancer metastasizes.
Prostate cancer can, in most cases, be detected before it metastasizes by screening with both digital (physical) examinations of the prostate and with PSA blood tests. Therefore, not being diagnosed until the cancer has become metastatic raises the possibility of medical malpractice.
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