Long-term survival and mortality in prostate cancer treated with noncurative intent

J Urol. 1995 Aug;154(2 Pt 1):460-5. doi: 10.1097/00005392-199508000-00033.


Purpose: We investigate the long-term outcome of patients with prostate cancer treated with noncurative intent.

Materials and methods: All 514 prostate cancer patients who died between 1988 and 1991 and who underwent either deferred or immediate hormonal treatment were followed from death until diagnosis.

Results: In all patients with stage M0 disease at diagnosis the ultimate cancer mortality rate was 50%. Among the 65 patients who survived at least 10 years the mortality rate due to prostate cancer was 63%.

Conclusions: Mortality in patients with stage M0 prostate cancer was surprisingly high when followup exceeded 10 years.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cause of Death
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Palliative Care*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / mortality*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Survival Rate
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome