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When you hear metastatic prostate cancer, how worried should you be about prostate cancer death..? This SEER analysis describes cause of death among a nationwide cohort of over 26K men with a new diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer. At 5 years, survival was 26%. More than 3 of 4 deaths (78%) were due to prostate cancer, and most deaths occurred within 2 years of diagnosis. Unsurprisingly, death from causes other than prostate cancer was more common in older ages and was largely comprised by cardiac death. In other words, it remains that most men with metastatic prostate cancer die from their disease and often fairly quickly. | Elmehrath, JAMA Netw Open 2021