Rick's PSA isn't through the roof by any stretch and thus bone mets are probably not the cause of the anemia. With the "I am not a doctor" disclaimer included, I understand that adenocarcinoma's when they metastisize to bone tissue they attach themselves to the outside part of the bone and not the marrow. The kidneys however can affect the production of red cells and the kidneys can be weakened by pain meds and heart meds. So with the PSA where it is, I would bet that prostate cancer is not the likely cause of the anemia. Let us know what the doctors find out. Stay positive and I wish you a great holiday season.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology was poor: Gleason 4+3=7, 4 positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
My PSA did drop out after surgery to undetectable. It has not returned and I will continue HT until January '08.
My Life is supported very well by family and friends like you all.