Prostate cancer and hip pain

by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.

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Cancer of the prostate is the most common malignant cancer in American males- second only to lung cancer. There are about 200,000 new cases diagnosed each year. About 30,000 men will die from it.

Prostate cancers arise from the secretory glandular cells in the prostate. Cancer arising from a glandular cell is known as adenocarcinoma.

There may be no signs or symptoms in early prostate cancer. As a result, most cases are discovered as an incidental finding when a rectal exam is performed.

Symptoms of prostatic abnormality involve some degree of urinary blockage. These symptoms include difficulty in starting and stopping the urinary stream, increase in frequency of urination, and pain while urinating. The urinary stream may be diminished. Even after urination, there is a sense of bladder fullness because the bladder has not been fully emptied.

A few men may also have blood in the urine or impotence. These two findings are uncommon in early stages. As the cancer advances to cause a greater blockage, there can be a further decline in bladder function. In addition, recurring urinary tract infections may be present.

Many men do not see a doctor until the cancer has spread. In this case, complaints include back and hip pain as well as other symptoms such as fatigue, malaise, and weight loss. The pain is due to metastatic disease. There may also be a history of bone fractures caused by the cancer spreading to the bone.

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