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Suggest treatment for metastatic prostate cancer

My brother was just diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer last August & he has been in complete denial. He reluctantly went to his doctor last week , had a bone scan and yesterday had an interdisciplinary meeting with all the doctors who will treat him. His doctors have said the cancer has spread beyond the prostate. There are areas on his 3rd rib left side, bottom of cervical spine & I think top of thoracic spine. He had a chest xray that showed the cancer is most likely in his kidney. The ureter may blocked d/t lymph nodes? My brother thinks the doctors said it may be a stone? but I think the cancer is most likely in the lymph nodes. He has an appointment with the urologist tomorrow. What is the prognosis for metastatic prostate cancer. I did not want to ask the doctors because just getting my brother to go was stress enough I didn't want to ask that.
Tue, 22 Sep 2015
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hello dear. I have gone through the details. Though it has spread(metastatic), prostate cancer is a slow growing cancer and most patient can enjoy life upto 5 to 8 years or so with the help of some form of treatment which may include hormonal therapy, chemo drugs, radiation and surgery. So go ahead with the treatment. Good luck
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