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    I am a 85 year old man, if I am diagnosed with prostate cancer, why can't I have it removed ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshiyori View Post
    I am a 85 year old man, if I am diagnosed with prostate cancer, why can't I have it removed ?
    You can. However, you will most likely die of other causes first, so such a surgery may not prolong your life (and may reduce the quality of your remaining life.)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshiyori View Post
    I am a 85 year old man, if I am diagnosed with prostate cancer, why can't I have it removed ?
    Most forms of prostate cancer in the very elderly progress extremely slowly, as a result of the ageing process. My father, who is now 91, has had prostate cancer for over a decade and was advised to ignore it, as he would almost certainly die of something else before the cancer got to a troublesome stage. It is not giving him any trouble even now.
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