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, fatigue, pain, and stress) 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)

(Lupron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
prostate cancer (13)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
13
Tried for
prostate cancer (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
13
Tried for
prostate cancer (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Casodex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
prostate cancer (7)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
prostate cancer (4)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
4
Tried for
prostate cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)
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)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Zytiga)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
prostate cancer (2)

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)

(Lupron)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (6 evaluations)
Side effects
hot flashes decreased sex drive (libido) 11 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
prostate cancer (13)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (9 evaluations)
Side effects
erectile dysfunction Hospitalization 2 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
prostate cancer (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Intensity-Modulated Radiation)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (9 evaluations)
Side effects
difficulty urinating (dysuria) bowel problems 7 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
prostate cancer (13)
Treatment name(s)

(Casodex)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (9 evaluations)
Side effects
hot flashes diarrhea 3 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
prostate cancer (7)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostate cancer (4)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostate cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
intestinal cramps nausea
Total evaluations
3
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)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Zytiga)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
hot flashes lethargy 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
prostate cancer (2)
  • 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 11
30s 34
40s 56
50s 163
60s 411
70+ 345
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 19
50-59 years 76
60-69 years 49
70+ years 18

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 986
Female 44

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 723
Not Diagnosed 48

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