The progression of prostate cancer is divided into four distinct stages; by the fourth stage the cancer will have spread to other parts of the body. In this final stage, the Gleason score can range from 2 to 10, and the cancer may have spread to nearby tissue such as the rectum, bladder or pelvic wall. It may also have spread to nearby lymph nodes, and often spreads to the bones.Know More
The stages of prostate cancer represent the degree to which the cancer has spread. In early stages, the cancer is more contained.
Life expectancy for a lymph node cancer patient depends on the patient's age, early detection, whether the cancer has spread to other parts of the body and other factors, states American Cancer Society. Patients under 60 who begin treatment early usually have a 5-year survival rate of over 90 percent.Full Answer >
According to the National Cancer Institute, during the final stages of lung cancer, a patient suffers myoclonus, dyspnea, fatigue, cough, rattle, delirium and fever. A study of 200 cancer patients revealed that noisy breathing, pain and urinary dysfunction were the most frequent symptoms during the last 48 hours of life.Full Answer >
Stage IV prostate cancer means that the original cancer has spread to other locations within the body, states Texas Oncology. Stage IV prostate cancer is classified as D1 or D2 prostate cancer depending on where the cancer has spread within the body. D1 prostate cancer is localized, and has spread to adjacent organs or lymph nodes.Full Answer >
The prognosis as of 2015 for stage IIIA melanoma is intermediate to high that even with treatment the cancer will reappear in the same area or spread to other parts of the body, according to the At Melanoma Foundation. The earlier the cancer is treated, the better the outcome.Full Answer >