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Will the cancer have spread?

Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:34 am
by Guest Posts
On behalf of David:
I have recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer and wondered what are the chances that the cancer has spread beyond my prostate? If it has will it still curable?

Re: Will the cancer have spread?

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:06 pm
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Most prostate cancer diagnosed in the UK is curable or very treatable.
Prostate cancer covers a wide spectrum of situations.
How well you do will depend on the PSA, the grade of the cancer (Gleason score), the stage of the cancer i.e. how far it has grown (TNM) staging and whether the lymph nodes or bones are involved.
We now have good treatments for all stages.

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Re: Will the cancer have spread?

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:08 pm
by Dr Jon Rees
I’m sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis - it is difficult to give you any information on your chance of your cancer still being localised within your prostate without more information. But, this is the first thing that the urologists will be finding out now that they have made the diagnosis - they will I imagine, be arranging a scan of your prostate / pelvis, and a bone scan, to test for any spread, and advise on best treatment options. So you should have more information very soon. If you want to discuss this with someone sooner, I would suggest you ring the Prostate Cancer UK helpline, where their experienced nurses can give you some more information and discuss your concerns.