Mar 01, 2012 - 9:23 pm
Here's another post-hoc observation from my experience w/PCa.
About a year before my PCa was diagnosed, I developed deformities in my fingernails -- ridges, clubbing and spooning on various fingers. This concerned me enough to read up on it and the literature was suggesting an iron deficiency. So, I called my PCP at Kaiser to get tested for that. No deficiency and a consult w/a dermatologist was of no value.
My cancer was then diagnosed and treated w/CK a 18 months ago and the fingernail deformities went away. Fingernails look completely normal now. My GF noticed and commented on this phenomenon before I realized it.
Did a quick search and found some articles that suggest some correlation between breast, lung and skin cancer and nail deformities, but no connection w/PCa mentioned.
Just wondering if anyone else here experienced any nail deformities before their PCa diagnosis that were later "cured" following PCa treatment.