Leg pain caused by prostate cancer?

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Mikran
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   Posted 10/23/2012 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
My dad, aged 64, was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer in 2009 and underwent radiation and hormone therapy which lowered his Psa down to 0 (I don't remember the name of the ADT but it comes in the form of a shot, given a few times each year ). A year ago his Psa began to rapidly rise again, and this spring he was given a new ADT which caused his Psa to decrease once more - as by August this year it had dropped from 14 in January to 5. He also had a bone scan in March, which found a small, single bone met in his hip bone.

So a couple of days ago my dad was hit by a sudden surge of excruciating pain throughout his leg, in particular around his knee, which has made it difficult for him to walk. The leg is not swollen but he has had a slight fever. My dad attributes the pain to his PCa, and went to his doctor the other day for some tests. He is about to see his doctor tomorrow to discuss his symptoms and I'm very anxious about what he has to say. Has anyone here have had the same experience? Is this kind of leg pain and fever common among PCa-patients? Or is it likely to be an unrelated condition?

best regards,
/Mikael, Sweden

Raddad
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   Posted 10/23/2012 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Mikael

Its possible, though remote, the pain is being caused by the single bone met in his hip bone.

We - ok I - tend to blame every ache and pain on my PCa. Than I realize - well the reason my little toe hurts is cause I stubbed in really hard!

Seriously, even if the pain is being caused by the single met there are treatments your Dad can take. Even something simple as Ibrophen can help alleviate the pain

Do let us know what the Docs say,

Hugs!

Bud

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robertC
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   Posted 10/23/2012 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome. I'm thinking back and hip pain are more common.
Anything is possible though.Hope its not the cancer. Good luck.

InTheShop
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   Posted 10/23/2012 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our little corner of the world, sorry you need to be here.

That is a strange thing to happen. Lots of stuff it could be but I'd think PC related would be low on the list.

I am not a doctor but a sudden pain makes me think that a pinched nerve might be involved. The exam will say for sure.

Keep us updated.
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JohnKeats
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   Posted 10/23/2012 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I have mets all over my bones, but when I first started getting symptoms in Feb of 2011, they were gradually. First there was a heaviness in my legs and hips, then I started having some difficulty with my hip joints, then I felt some pain when I climbed stairs, etc. The excruciating pain came later, after months of lesser pain.
Diagnosed 9/14/2011; Age 47; PSA 5,000+
Metastatic Stage 4, spread to entire skeleton w/femur fracture
Current therapy: Lupron/Casodex/Aredia
June 4, 2012: PSA 2.2, doing well with little discomfort
June 27, 2012: PSA 1.42
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October 11, 2012 PSA 1.4 (not good)

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   Posted 10/23/2012 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to HW, thanks for joining us, sorry for the reason you are here. We have a bunch of knowledgeable guys, so you should receive a wide range of info and answers.
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Mikran
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   Posted 10/23/2012 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the warm welcome guys, I'll keep you posted! Afaik my dad hasn't had any pain or other trouble with his hips. A pinched nerve has also crossed my mind, but I guess I'll have to wait and see what the doctor says.

/M

Mikran
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   Posted 1/30/2013 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
So it turned out that the leg pain probably was not caused by the PC. However, my dad's PSA is slowly rising and he is pending a new treatment. Last bone scan (December) luckily indicated no further spread, but he had another scan a few weeks ago (to check his organs) and tomorrow he's due for an appointment with his doctor. Naturally I'm a bit apprehensive - is it possible that the PC has begun to spread to his organs at this stage, with just a single bone met?

Raddad
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   Posted 1/30/2013 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Mikran

We can quess anything and everything.

May I suggest wait till tomorrows doctor appointment results than come back and let us know.

Hugs

Bud

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65 - April 2013
A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
12 7 11 - 1447 (It's just a number! )
Scans showed active prostate cancer widespread in bones
HT treatments & Zometa for bone
31 10 11 - 46.6
25 1 12 - 75 - Crap
22 2 - 99
22 3 - 149 - Start Zytiga
25 4 - 113 | 22 5 - 66 | 19 6 - 38 | 19 7 -34
21 8 - 27.4 | 21 9 - 36.8 | 6 10 - 33 | 16 11 - 66 | 14 12 -90| Taxotere started 9 Jan 2013

Todd1963
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   Posted 1/30/2013 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mikran
The problem with this rotten disease is that anything is possible. Bone and c.t. scans are standard. You kind of get use to it. PDA rising=cancer growing and vice versa. When I was first diagnosed my leg pain was so bad I had to sleep standing up. A c.t. scan revealed a chest full of prostate cancer. I suspect your fathers doc wants to find out how the disease has progressed prior to any changes in treatment. There are still many options available. Don't lose heart. Todd
Dx6/06 age 42 psa3216 bone mets lung mets lymph mets mass growing into bladder
Lupron/Cassodex psa dropped to <0.05 all scans clear on jan. 09
2010/2011 lupron holiday and 6 months d.e.s.
Psa rising 6/11
Bone scan 2/20/12 clearg
cat scan 2/17/12 1 nodule lower lobe right lung 1.5cm square
Completed Provenge therapy June 1st 2012
Restarted cassodex June 5th 2012
Current age 48
Psa irrelevent

Mikran
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   Posted 1/31/2013 3:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Luckily my dad's scan was negative and now he's in for a treatment with Alpharadin.
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