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   Posted 12/1/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
What is bone pain wrt PCa?

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   Posted 12/1/2010 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I am not sure what your question means.  When prostate cancer metatastizes, it is often (though not always) to the bone.  This typically -- at leat eventually -- causes pain.  There are ways to address that pain, including targeted ("spot") radiation.

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   Posted 12/1/2010 4:58 PM (GMT -6)   
My dad had some pain with pelvis/hip and femur as it has spread. Dad said it was a constant dull ache, he took anti-inflamatory tabs daily as he was due a hip replacement opp so we had assumed the pain was due to this. Dad had lived with the pain for many months but we had no idea he had cancer. Now on HT the pain has completely gone so not sure if it was his hip or the cancer, (dad had his other hip replaced 5 yrs ago and thought pain was the same sort of pain). Not sure if this helps or answers your question but I hope it makes some sense

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   Posted 12/2/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, thanks. I have heard that as cancer spreads it causes bone pain
but I didn't really know how that worked or what it was.

The first uro/surgeon that I went to for the biopsy made it sound like if
I didn't have surgery it would be like being tortured on a medieval rack.
age 57 2/2010
PSA 8.2 2/2010
biopsy 2/2010 - 2 of 8 left & 2 of 8 right positive, Gleason 3+4=7
attended support group - advised to get a second opinion
second opinion on pathology from John Hopkins 4+4=8
PSA 15 4/2010 just before IMRT began
5 weeks IMRT 4/2010-6/2010 at Copley Hospital in Aurora, IL
91 implants of palladium 103 7/2010 at Chicago Prostate Center, Westmont, IL
PSA 3.97 10/2010
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