"To actually have visible bone mets on a scan i read your psa has to be at least a 10."
Not sure where you read this but I not sure I've ever heard anything close to this? Every case is different,
that is the only thing the is consistent about
this disease. The
location of the tumor (met) is more likely
a cause of the pain, not the PSA level.
"Also doesn't your psa have to be at least 50 before you start experiencing pain from mets?"
Again, not the case at all, mine reached nearly 200 earlier this year and though I had extensive tumors, I had no pain.
Two months later the pain came in a bog way.
There are men with high PSA, and not pain and men with low PSA and extensive pain.
You might consider an MRI or CT scan of the area. For me, bone scans where no exact or detailed enough.
PSA 271, bone mets, lymph node involvement
Gleason Score: 7
Lupron since beginning
Was on Casodex, then HDK, the Nilandron
Finished 12 rounds of Taxotere on January 26th
14 radiation treatments in June 2010 for leg/hip pain
Treatment: Lupron, Zometa, DES+Cumadin
Post Edited (FLHW(David E)) : 8/21/2010 12:42:11 PM (GMT-6)