I wonder what people's thoughts are regarding a revision or more 'up to date' figures for overall survival prognosis for advanced prostate cancer.
I imagine we're all familiar with the often stated figures of only 30% of men with advanced pc will survive 5 years or that median life expectancy is generally 3-5 years, however I wonder given the recent developments in treatment - not least the change in the standard of care to introduce early docetaxel and/or abiraterone - perhaps there should be a revision or revisiting of these particular statistics? Not least a consideration of how 'old' the cases are that make up the data for these statistics. I appreciate that not enough time has elapsed or studies undertaken to 'officially' amend these but I wondered what the consensus was among users here and whether anyone had had any informal discussions with doctors/oncologists/researchers/fellow patients on this question. Even if it is just informal or anecdotal.
To note - I know that every case is different and that no individual is a statistic and should not therefore be treated like one. This is just to foster a discussion on a general point about the development of treatment.
All best wishes and thoughts to you all