Sometimes I have heard the question, Where can prostate cancer metastasis (met) be found? Usually, the question really means, how can my met in my spleen or liver (or what ever) come from my prostate cancer? In realty, prostate cancer tumors can develop anywhere in the human body!
There was a study of human cadavers of men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It shows the most common locations for metastatic pathways of prostate cancer:
Mets to the different places (percentages add to over 100% because of multiple metastatic sites in study)
Distribution of PCa within the Body Upon Autopsy:
Adrenal Gland: 13%
Brain and Meninges: 7.5%
Hum Pathol. 2000 May;31(5):578-83; Metastatic patterns of prostate cancer: an autopsy study of 1,589 patients; Bubendorf L, Schopfer A, Wagner U, Sauter G, Moch H, Willi N, Gasser TC, Mihatsch MJ.
Yes, mets can appear anywhere in your body when you have prostate cancer.
Joel T. Nowak, M.A., M.S.W.
my friend has prostate-to-bone cancer, stage 4. he is having severe stomach pain–on Fentanyl patches and fentalny lollipops-pain is constant in bones, but seems to be greater in epigastum later in afternoon 9will eat lunch: 1/2 sandwich–but later states pain is too intense to want to eat, though is able to drink a glass or two of wine without problems. any ideas? he is still working via polycom, and i suspect the pain may seem more intense when he isn’t working…..any thoughts/ ideas welcome
In todays world there is no reason for your friend to be in that level of pain. Sadly, we still hear of doctors withholding pain medication because they don’t want their terminal patients becoming addicted! There s no place in medice for this type of logic. Help your friend find a new doctor who will work with hm to resolve this unnecessary pain.
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