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When person has hip and back pain and has prostate cancer, could it mean back and hip bones have malignancy?

When person has hip and back pain and has prostate cancer, could it mean back and hip bones have malignancy?

Possibly: Keep in mind common things are common, so pain could be due to non-cancer causes, but if a man is at risk for metastatic prostate cance a bone scan can be done to evaluate potential sites of bone metastasis. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Low back pain. Can't tell if muscle or kidney. 21, active. Prostate or kidney issue? Worried about prostate cancer. Ok for me to have a few beers?

Low back pain. Can't tell if muscle or kidney. 21, active. Prostate or kidney issue? Worried about prostate cancer. Ok for me to have a few beers?

? asking about: Are you writing about drinking "a few" beers or worried about prostate cancer? No, at age 21 you do NOT have prostate cancer. Your low backache is probably musculoskeletal but check with your doctor. ...Read more

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At 41, is it more likely to have prostatis or prostate cancer? I have the following symptoms: burn when urinating, low back pain, weak ejaculation

At 41, is it more likely to have prostatis or prostate cancer? I have the following symptoms: burn when urinating, low back pain, weak ejaculation

Cancer unlikely.: The symptoms you describe are not likely to be prostate cancer. You should see your physician or urologist for an evaluation, where a detailed history, physical exam, and a urinalysis with culture can be performed. Once a diagnosis is made, follow the treatment recommendations carefully. If it is an infection, a prostate cancer risk assessment can be made after treatment is complete. ...Read more

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Lower back pain in different spots. Slight burning when urinating/ejaculating. Testicle ache. Std test clear. 21, active. Worried about prostate cancer?

Lower back pain in different spots. Slight burning when urinating/ejaculating. Testicle ache. Std test clear. 21, active. Worried about prostate cancer?

Not likely: Based upon your information it seems as though the low back pain and pain running down your leg may be related to the same orthopedic process for which your doctor might order an MRI. Sounds like you have prostatitis which is associated with the burning on ejaculation and urination. Check with your family doctor about this. Which might require antibiotics ...Read more

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What happens if your prostate cancer spreads to your spine?

What happens if your prostate cancer spreads to your spine?

Metastasis.: Prostate cancer, when it spreads, can often metastasize to the bones of the spine. If this happens, there may be no symptoms at all, but may eventually cause bony pain, fractures, or compression of the spinal cord. Fortunately, there are many hormonal, immunologic, and chemotherapy options for patients with metastatic disease. ...Read more

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If I chose radiation over surgery for prostate cancer and the cancer came back. Would that mean my body would get too much radiation?

If I chose radiation over surgery for prostate cancer and the cancer came back. Would that mean my body would get too much radiation?

Talk to doctor: Generally speaking, the doctors only treat the body with as much radiation as it can tolerate. Nothing is absolutely certain in this life and cancers do recur after radiation treatment. They also can recur after surgery. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my groin or what feels like the back of my right testical im not 100% sure were it is but could it be my prostate or prostate cancer?

I have a pain in my groin or what feels like the back of my right testical im not 100% sure were it is but could it be my prostate or prostate cancer?

Not likely: The prostate is located deep in the pelvis, below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancers rarely cause pain. You are 23 years old, so it is much more likely to be either a musculoskeletal strain (groin area) or testicular inflammation (many causes.) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003160.Htm. ...Read more

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My knees and thigh sometimes feel shaky and I have mild pain in the back/butt. Could this be prostate cancer?

My knees and thigh sometimes feel shaky and I have mild pain in the back/butt. Could this be prostate cancer?

Not exactly: You really need to be properly examined and evaluated by internal medicine specialist who will fully examine you, and will order multiple blood tests and will order proper radiology evaluation of your knees, and back. He can also order psa blood test to properly evaluate your prostate status. He might also refer you to a urologist to examine your prostate. ...Read more

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I have psa 6.5 also sharp to severe anal pain not due back to hospital for a month, is this a sign of prostate cancer. Age 50?

Possibly: Call your urologist or consult one if U don't have one. U probably need to repeat PSA to confirm, because can be elevated following a rectal examination or with prostatitis. Might need prostate biopsies if still elevated. ...Read more

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Uroflo came back at 10 but close to empty. Should I be worried about bladder/prostate cancer? Had kidney stone removed 15 yrs ago. Dr thinks stricture

Uroflo came back at 10 but close to empty. Should I be worried about bladder/prostate cancer? Had kidney stone removed 15 yrs ago. Dr thinks stricture

Uroflow: The uroflow does not provide any information regarding cancer of any kind. It would be very unusual for a 35 year old to have either of those malignancies. The flow rate is dependent upon the volume of urine in your bladder prior to voiding and 10 cc/sec may very well be normal. ...Read more

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My dad has spine metastes frm primary prostate cancer, terminal, indefinate hormone therapy...Whats average prognosis please?

My dad has spine metastes frm primary prostate cancer, terminal, indefinate hormone therapy...Whats average prognosis please?

Depends how long: How long on hormones? If just started the cancer may respond for average of several years. If he was already on hormones for long time prognosis is worse months to a year or two using other option such as different drugs or chemotherapy. Not cureable at this point just delaying progression. Some are offering Provenge (sipuleucel-t) but it's new and not known how effective, this is a vaccine type of therapy. ...Read more

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Bone inside butt left right painful + lower back bone pain. What are my chances of bone cancer? 61yrs of age. Prostate cancer radition 2yrs ago. Psa. 35

Bone inside butt left right painful + lower back bone pain. What are my chances of bone cancer? 61yrs of age. Prostate cancer radition 2yrs ago. Psa. 35

Small but definite -: Chance with your hx of prostate cancer.
See your orthopod to get investigated. I am sure your oncologist must be following you if its only been 2 yrs since you had radiation.
I am sure he (she) can also tell you.
Prostate cancers are generally amenable to radiation treatments and pts do very well.
So check with your rad, oncologist ; an orthopod, as early DX means early treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in penis/pubic area. Slight burning in anus. Pain when ejaculate/urinate. Tightness in lower back/upper thighs. 21, active. Prostate cancer?

Pain in penis/pubic area. Slight burning in anus. Pain when ejaculate/urinate. Tightness in lower back/upper thighs. 21, active. Prostate cancer?

Young: Unlikely to be prostate cancer at your age, higher likelihood is prostatitis or urethritis. Recommend you make appt to be evaluated in person and have appropriate tests for potential infections performed. ...Read more

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How do avoid prostate cancer?

How do avoid prostate cancer?

Healthy Lifestyles: Prostate cancer is quite common in males >70 years but it is rarely of any consequence because an average patient with prostate cancer lives for>15years. This is the reason for not to even do psa test for >70 year old males.
On the other hand we promote healthy lifestyles to prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, both of which can be minimized by cutting out animal fats in our diets. ...Read more

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How do you treat prostate cancer?

How do you treat prostate cancer?

Surgery/Radiation: The 2 main forms of curative treatment for prostate cancer is radical surgery or some form of radiation therapy. There is also cryotherapy which is freezing of the prostate but not as common as surgery or radiation. If the cancer is advanced, then treatment consists of hormonal therapy. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

How can you diagnose prostate cancer?

Biopsy: Normally to diagnose prostate cancer, a man needs to undergo a prostate ultrasound with a ultrasound guided prostate biopsy to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more