TheraChoice Prostate Cancer

We can't tell you if you will survive Prostate cancer, but many people have. Surviving cancer is dependent on many factors, such as the treatment you chose, your age, and cancer attributes.

When you are first diagnosed with cancer, the first question you may have is “will I survive”? Some men have the cancer removed without it coming back. Some men can not have the cancer removed, but still live with the cancer. It is possible to survive cancer.

Take a look at relative survival rate for prostate cancer patients over a span of 5 years. Cancer survival statistics are measurements of previous patient outcomes.

These numbers can be used to estimate average life expectancy. However, there is no way to accurately predict your true life expectancy. There is great uncertainty in statistics because every man’s experience with cancer is unique. Cancer statistics are not exact numbers of how long you will live.

Survival rates show how many individuals remain alive after each consecutive year.



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Survival source: SEER 9 areas (San Francisco, Connecticut, Detroit, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, Seattle, Utah, and Atlanta). Data includes men of all stages, and with all stages of prostate cancer.

More men are surviving Prostate cancer, so consider choosing a therapy that also provides good quality of life.

Treatment is not always the right option for men with prostate cancer that does not progress, or that grows slowly. Men may choose to not have treatment.

Prostate cancer is usually slow growing, so the survival benefit of treatment may only present itself after 10+ years. If your life expectancy is less than 10 years, your doctor may suggest against treatment, and ask if you are comfortable with active surveillance. Your anticipated life expectancy is based on your health, cancer attributes, and current age.

For men who do choose treatment, cancer therapy may help relieve cancer symptoms, or help men live longer (increase survival). However, all treatments come with their own side effects, such as anxiety, pain, nausea, incontinence, impotence, etc.

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