Posted 6/4/2013 5:54 PM (GMT -7)
These weblinks are from another forum and Chas. C. had them posted and is a good read, although gets deep into the mechanism of PCa, too deep to totally handle. It mentions how bone marrow is a special niche for PCa and sometimes micro mets there can remain dormant for a long time, also. I know of a guy whom has a psa of around 250 levels and been there for years and years, I think it is around 8 yrs., and seemingly no progressions and stability and no treatments, I had heard (very strange behaving PCa). As most of us know 'micro mets' generally cannot be detected and is a complete unknown, until later if and when it becomes large enough mass to be picked up on scanning methods.
Other things can happen from bone related mets and micro mets including anemia, leuk openia, and lowered WBC counts which can relate to infections, pneumonia and other issues. I was in hospital back in 2012 and had bronchitis supposedly which I never had such issues, ever and been super healthy usually, might be related to WBC or drug therapies used over the years, on PCa.(I don't know)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110323140237.htm and this NIH Public Access download of the published U of Mich study the article discusses: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3602965/
Leuk openia Symptoms
· Thrombocyt openia: Low platelets due to bone marrow damage that decreases WBCs
· Pneumonia: Inflammation of lungs due to bacteria or virus
· Stomatitis: Inflammation of mucous lining of gums, cheeks, lips, tongue, etc.
· Liver abscesses: Bacterial infection of the liver
· Metrorrhagia: Infective bleeding from the uterus
· Menorrhagia : Prolonged and heavy menstruation
· Neurasthenia: Characterized by fatigue, fever, headache, irritability and hot flashes
· Oral ulcer and various infections
· Strong desire to consume hot drinks So.....thought I would post this and share it for others , especially if you are within incurable psa levels, have some known mets or lesions and higher risk levels. Lots to think about as to types of scans and tests to monitor the biology of the disease, options you might take, considerations for monitoring pain or medical issues that seem unrelated (but maybe they are related). So the oncology on this is really the land of bizzaro and more unknowns, hopefully one has very good medical people monitoring the correct things and helping the patient make the better decisions or choices. Anybody with additional comments on this type of thing, especially things that explain it easier, do add to this.
Post Edited (zufus) : 6/4/2013 7:00:31 PM (GMT-6)