Mar 17, 2012 - 10:17 am
I desperately need advice and I do not want to offend anyone but please respond if you can relate to this. My husband had prostate cancer 6 years ago and had it surgically removed and has been fine.
For the last year he has had lower back pain which sometimes radiates into the legs and he has a smell, sickening sweet would be my best description of it. Sometimes it is very strong and other days hardly noticable. I have this very uncomfortable feeling that the cancer is back elsewhere.
The doctor told us that the prostate cancer is the primary cancer and if it had spread elsewhere we would not know until he had other symptoms. And now he definitely has some odd things going on.
The problem is he will not go to a doctor at all. He lost two brothers to cancer and said that if he is dying he does not want to know. He has been suffering from depression since the initial diagnosis and is now drinking a lot. He is so angry that he will not talk to me about his health at all. It has caused our marriage a huge amount of stress.
Can anyone answer my question? I have a feeling the smell has to do with cancer although my dad died from lymphoma and I never noticed a smell around him. Please answer if you can provide any information about this. I need to get an idea of what I might be dealing with in the near future.
Thank you so much.