Survival and Bone Metastases
Developing or being diagnosed with Prostate Cancer and having bone metastases is not good news.
When bone metastases are present at the initial diagnosis, overall survival (OS) is lower. Results from a 23,404-man population-based cohort study of men with prostate cancer showed that fewer of the men who had bone metastases were alive at 5 years (3%; 95% CI, 2.2%-3.4%) than men with no bone metastases (56%; 95% CI, 54.9%-56.7%).
Nørgaard M, Jensen AØ, Jacobsen JB, Cetin K, Fryzek JP, Sørensen HT. Skeletal related events, bone metastasis and survival of prostate cancer: a population based cohort study in Denmark (1999 to 2007). J Urol. 2010;184(1):162-167. doi: 10.1016/j.juro.2010.03.034.
Joel T. Nowak, MA, MSW wrote this Post. Joel is the CEO/Executive Director of Cancer ABCs. He is a Cancer Thriver diagnosed with five primary cancers - Thyroid, Metastatic Prostate, Renal, Melanoma, and the rare cancer Appendiceal cancer.