Prostate cancer

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What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is a malignant tumor involving the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is generally slow growing and is seen more often in men over the age of 50.

Common symptoms reported by people with prostate cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with prostate cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
17
Tried for
prostate cancer (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
12
Tried for
prostate cancer (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Lupron Depot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
prostate cancer (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Casodex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
prostate cancer (9)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Taxotere)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xtandi)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Fatigue (1)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
3
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)

Data from patients with prostate cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with prostate cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization erectile dysfunction 6 more
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
prostate cancer (17)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Bowel problems Bowel urgency 8 more
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
prostate cancer (12)
Treatment name(s)

(Lupron Depot)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Hot flashes Emotional lability 12 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
prostate cancer (11)
Treatment name(s)

(Casodex)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (12 evaluations)
Side effects
Hot flashes Breast enlargement 5 more
Total evaluations
12
Tried for
prostate cancer (9)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Nausea and vomiting
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Taxotere)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Intestinal cramps Nausea
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Xtandi)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Muscle fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Fatigue (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with prostate cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has prostate cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 10
30s 30
40s 50
50s 159
60s 375
70+ 279
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 3
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 75
60-69 years 48
70+ years 16

Sex

Distribution of sex

4% Female
96% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 630
Not Diagnosed 44

These charts show data from prostate cancer patients who have completed their condition history
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