Bone mets don't usually feel like a bruise when pressed - it is usually an ongoing debilitating pain as the bone collapses to tumour. On the other hand, many men have no pain at all from bone mets which is why they are diagnosed so late. Having been diagnosed with cancer it is easy to assume every pain or tweak is somehow linked but it is very unlikely.
There are types of prostate cancer that produce no PSA and / or which are particularly keen to go to bone but I assume that you don't have any of these rarer types as it would have been diagnosed at biopsy or in the lab when your prostate was examined post-op.
You could ask for a private scan if you can afford it? Or wait to see what the next PSA result is first?
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My tumor was adenocarcinoma so it seems I am just over worrying this. My mind is more at ease now.
I hope this can be a bit reassuring as well. I do have bone mets. One of the areas is my right hip. I have pain in my right hip although I now know it isn’t the cancer causing it. It caused me a fair bit of worry at first as it started between hospital appointments. Due to hormone therapy and chemotherapy my PSA is also undetectable so I thought things had taken a turn for the worse. So as Lyn says any twinge pushes the worry levels up.
Thanks Davywls yes more reassuring. Sorry your in the situation myself and many others are hoping to avoid.
Thanks Will. I had my regular 12 week appointment with my consultant today, a great guy. Given the circumstances things really couldn’t be any better.