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Diagnosed with prostate cancer, has become metastatic and radiated to bones from neck to hip, have elevated alp level. What is the prognosis?

Hi my dad is 84 years old Last year in april he got diagnosed with prostate cancer . Since then it became metastatic and went to his bones right thru from the top of the neck to the hips. He is in hospital now with and infection they cant find They are not saying his cancer has not spread to organs or anywhere else and keep doing blood tests. His alp level is over 4000 could this be making him sick I feel this is the end or am I panicking for nothing
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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Usually the prostate cancer patients will have long survival even with bone mets comparing to other cancers.The tumor burden in the body will be known by Serum PSA levels. Giving radiation to whole bones may cause decreasing of his blood cells , due to bone marrow exposure, this will in turn causes infections. the crucial point at this juncture is how can we control his infections.The age and situation you mentioned is causing alarm but in the cancer patients, anything can happened at any time. we should be positive always.
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