bone metastasies

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Todd1963
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   Posted 6/7/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   
could those of you with bone mets chime in and describe what they feel like
dx:06/03/06
Age at dx: 42 age now 45
Treated for sciatic nerve pain 6 months prior to dx.
Heavy amount of blood in urine Unable to urinate 
Lung x-ray for pnumonia revealed multiple lesions in each lung
P.S.A. at time of dx. 3216.14
Began lupron and casodex
Cat scan showed large mass in the pelvic area affecting the bladder multiple nodules in both lungs and lymph node envolvement.
Bone scan revealed possible bone involvment in the pelvic area
Biopsy 12 of 12 cores positive gleason 3+4=7
P.S.A.s since lupron 2946, 1274, 532, 5.01 1.23, .09
Begining jan 08 psa .o9, .25, .44, .86, .73, 1.34, 1.49. Doubling time is a little over 3 months
Cat Scan 12/12/08 Prostate normal size and shape. No tumors detected. Left lung clear of all nodules right lung showing only benign scar tissue. Lymph nodes normal
Bone Scan 12/24/08. Clean!!! went off casodex January 4 2009
Current psa 2/13/09 .16
Latest P.S.A. 0.05 newest P.S.A. undetectable


Casey59
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   Posted 6/7/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not have bone mets, so I cannot offer first-had experience. I am, however, looking at info for my wife's case. What I've learned is that bone metastasis symptoms can advent themselves in one or more of several ways.

Here's a link to a ACS page which gives some description of the feelings (what you were asking for) for these various symptoms: bone pain, fractures (obvious because they are sudden & severe), spinal cord compression, and hypercalcemia:

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/cri/content/cri_2_4_3x_how_is_bone_metastasis_diagnosed_66.asp
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