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)

(Lupron Depot)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
prostate cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zytiga)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
23
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
409
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEBT))
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
98
Tried for
prostate cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Casodex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
27
Tried for
prostate cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xtandi)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
prostate cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
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)

(Lupron Depot)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
feeling hot/overheating
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
prostate cancer (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Zytiga)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
urinary incontinence erectile dysfunction
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
prostate cancer (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Total Skin Electron Beam Therapy (TSEBT))
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
prostate cancer (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Xtandi)
Perceived effectiveness
for prostate cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
prostate cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prednisone Intensol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
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?

  • 4 new patients joined this month
  • 1207 say prostate cancer is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 20
30s 52
40s 50
50s 164
60s 405
70+ 660
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 5
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 22
50-59 years 78
60-69 years 54
70+ years 22

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1301
Female 66

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 892
Not Diagnosed 69

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