Stage 4 prostate cancer bone pain?

Bone pain. When prostate cancer spreads it tends to go to the bone where it can cause pain. Tell your urologist or oncologist about the pain and they can order an x-ray. It can be treated so please don't think it is hopeless.
Yes. Prostate cancer has high tendency to spread to the bones & bone pain is rather common. There are a lot of treatment options available including hormonal treatment (such as lupron), radiation therapy, or radium-223(recently approved). Your doctor has to do some tests to make sure you don't have bone fractures etc and make sure that the bone pain is from prostate cancer and not something else.
Prostate cancer. For osteolytic ( eats bone) bone lesions calcitonin can be used. Fentanyl patch may be needed. Long acting pain medicines Opana Oxycontin morphine can also be used. Some people may only need lortab but i haven't personally seen this. Finally a opioid spinal pump can be used. Find a good pain specialist. There is no need to suffer.

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When one has intermittent bone pain in the hips, is that a symptom of prostate cancer?

Too non-specific! It copuld, but there are many causes including simple hip arthritis, trochnteric bursitis, etc. Also, prostate cancer first metastizes to the pelvis and spine, before peripheral bones! see your doc! Read more...
Unlikely. If you haven't had a diagnosis of prostate cancer (pca) before, then hip pain is highly unlikely to be the first sign. If your blood psa level was low, then you could practically rule pca out. No need to do this test except to relieve you of unnecessary worry. Even if you do have pca diagnosis, other causes are more likely. It's even more unlikely if the pain is intermittent on both sides. Read more...

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...

I am having bone pain here and there, did prostate cancer radiation treatment 2 yrs ago. Psa ok, 0.5 now. Initial psa 7.20, gleson 7 during treatment.

Get checked. Too many possibilities. Included are osteoporosis, low vitamin d, hyperparathyroid. Many metabolic causes. Also to be considered is involvement of bone by prostate ca. A simple evaluation goes a long way to answer these questions and allay any fears of cancer recurrence. Read more...
Prostate bone pain. Metastatic prostate cancer does tend to go to the bone and cause pain. However, with such a low psa, i strongly doubt it is from metastatic prostate cancer. You should see your doctor to see if there are alternatives reasons for your pain. Read more...

What is the best medicine for stage 4 prostate cancer?

Stage IV means. Cancer usually infesting bones. This usually warrants anti-hormone treatment: leuprolide/goseralin, or bicalutamide, and sometimes both. Orchiectomy works: rarely offered, even rarer to accept, cheaper too. There are 'salvage' treatments should these not do the trick., . Read more...
Varies. Often times an orchiectomy is a very good option and sometimes androgen blockade is. It all depends on the age and the health condition of the patient. Read more...
And others. In addition to hormonal blockade with anti androgens or androgen blockers , there are forms of chemotherapy that have some benefit as well as immune therapy, called provenge (sipuleucel-t). Focal radiation for pain or tumor control can be offered. Additional systemic radio nucleotides such as strontium or samarium can be offered. Read more...

How harmful for your health is stage 4 prostate cancer?

Depends . Diagnosis with early disease with then progression sometimes means hormone resistant disease needing chemo or targeted therapy. We shouldn't be diagnosing pts upfront with stage IV nowadays with rectal exams & psa & pt education. Denosumab, vaccine therapy are also options. Pace of disease and spread to organs other than bone tend to be more difficult to treat. Read more...

Fatherinlaw has stage 4 prostate cancer, glands, bladder. How can you get him to take it serious he thinks 2 docs lying. Putting family through hell?

Here are some ... Your described clinical scenario in your beloved father-in-law isn't uncommon resulting from: denial and wishful thinking, but not his fault by the following: 1. "If it's not broke, don't fix it." has imprinted in many people's mind based on how much physical mental & suffering may emerge, 2. the power of political correctness and commercialism has made many become their own worst enemy to face .. Read more...

My father-in-law has stage 4 prostate cancer. He has had more than a years worth of chemo plus he was in a drug study. What is his chances?

Lot depends on age. His age at diagnosis, general health, will to live, strength to fight this beast, receiving compassionate care, having loving support system, all are factors that help get to the answer. Even then, a knowledgable, experienced doc does would not try to give a specific answer. .If he is under 65, it is usually a more aggressive cancer (my father died at 55 with it); if over 75, may have yrs left. Read more...
Not great. Typically stage 4 patients after first line chemotherapy can get a second type of chemotherapy and newer oral hormone- like pills and potentially on to another drug study- all this if his physical condition permits. Average survival is in the 1-2 year range at this point but varies greatly from patient to patient (can be more or less). Good luck and best wishes. Read more...