Feb 21, 2004 - 6:47 am
I had an RP on 6/4/03. My cancer was confined and I had a Gleason of 7 (4+3).Bone and cat scans prior to surgery came back clean. Two months after surgery I had agonizing lower back pain on the right side. Xrays and an MRI revealed that I have a herniated disc. At this time, I have lower back pain on the left side. Does anyone know if a herniated disc can be a result of prostate cancer? My urologist didn't seem concerned, but now that my pain has traveled from the right side to the left side I am a little worried. Do you think that my imagination is getting the best of me or is it something I should follow up on? I am only 43 and am afraid of any recurrance. Does anyone think that I should ask my doctor to repeat the bone scan now? Shouldn't followup bone scans be done at least once a year to confirm that there is no recurrance?