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 often does not show signs or symptoms in early stages. It 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 for prostate cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
403
Tried for
prostate cancer (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lupron Depot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
prostate cancer (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEBT))
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
83
Tried for
prostate cancer (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Casodex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
26
Tried for
prostate cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zytiga)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
prostate cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
prostate cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Xtandi)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
prostate cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Taxotere)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
prostate cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoladex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
prostate cancer (1)

Data from patients with prostate cancer, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during 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 (7 evaluations)
Side effects
erectile dysfunction Hospitalization 2 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
prostate cancer (8)
Treatment name(s)

(Lupron Depot)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
feeling hot/overheating non hormonal hot flashes
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
prostate cancer (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEBT))
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (5 evaluations)
Side effects
bowel problems difficulty urinating (dysuria) 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
prostate cancer (7)
Treatment name(s)

(Casodex)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
loose bowel movements
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
prostate cancer (4)
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)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostate cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Taxotere)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostate cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoladex)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hot flashes insomnia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
prostate cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with prostate cancer, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has prostate cancer on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 1116 say prostate cancer is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 22
30s 53
40s 58
50s 174
60s 443
70+ 515
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 7
40-49 years 21
50-59 years 77
60-69 years 52
70+ years 20

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1213
Female 67

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 840
Not Diagnosed 62

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