Everything that I find online says that 30% of people will go over five years with prostate cancer stage four. Since I am at eight years in January with stage four. I’m just wondering how lucky am I? People on this site talk about having had cancer for 15 years and having been eating a vegetarian are all organic or some kind of special diet, but my husband had cancer almost 14 years ago and he had radiation and has eaten all the same food that I’ve been eating since then. Hamburgers french fries, healthy salads, healthy soups, prime rib with horseradish and baked potatoes, all kinds of food!
When I came down with my cancer January 14, 2014, it has been a downward trip for me over the past nearly 8 years. I think we’re all different. I look at myself as amazing to have made it so long. When I mention that a doctor says I might have three more years, people on here think that’s short or not asking for much. To me the idea of living 11 years with stage for prostate cancer sounds like a miracle. I was just discussing with my husband in bed this morning that the last three years I have been when it’s gotten difficult. People still look at me and say they can’t believe I have cancer, but I feel a lot of pain and have a lot of issues including prostate cancer having gone to my brain. I thought originally it was just in the lining, but when I spoke to the brain oncologist and radiologist, it turns out it’s actually in my brain and causing swelling . To me the idea of living another three months seems like a miracle. I’m just curious really how many people have gone more than five years with stage four Prostate cancer? My husband who ate all the same things I ate is still alive after having regular Cancer 14 years ago. (All he did was radiation) I don’t think what you eat has that much to do with it, I think it’s more how lucky you are! I’m just a lucky son of a bitch. The chances of having prostate cancer go into the brain which now I have done is .05%. I’m special LOL.