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cran1
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Hey all. Quick question. I have 2 weeks till surgery and can't wait to get it done. However since I I've been diagnosed I have been having lower back pain constantly. Feels better when I jog, it also doesn't get worse at night. Both the urologist and Onc don't think it's related. And you can see where they imaged my lower back with the Ct and MRI. I am however having a hard time not worrying. My mass is only 1.5cm what are the chances of it spreading to my spine. Anyway May 1st can't come soon enough! Thanks all for your time.

 

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Galrim
Posts: 274
Joined: Apr 2013

With a tumor that small (and assuming its localized, T1a) the risk is minimal unless its a very agressive subtype or grade. But that you wont know until you get the histology post-op...But statistically, and remember the median isnt king, your risk of spreading is very low.

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Texas_wedge
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That's not a mass, that's a pimple. Chances = zero.  Relax!

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cran1
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Joined: Mar 2013

I'm trying! Haha having pome red wine with the wiff now. And the ct and MRI said no cancer in the pelvic area. If thats what u mean about being localized. Thanks for the replys can't wait to pop this zit!

 

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foxhd
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Joined: Oct 2011

Not likely related. At that size, it would not be setting off any kind of muscular response. There would be no need for your body to compensate in posture, or splinting for a reactive response. In any event the solution is easy. Keep running.

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cran1
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Will do Fox.

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Eims
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cran it genuinely could be stress related and nothing else.....i have had a bad back since the op but its to be expected considering all the rummaging they do!!!  seriously stress can come in many guises so keep drinking that wine (have one for me!!) and keep running....this lady is considering taking running up to try and get my fitness level up again...it wont be a pretty sight but i have to start somewhere ;-)

eims x

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icemantoo
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Joined: Jan 2010

Cran,

Prior to diagnosis I never thought I had back pain, just a little soreness. After diagnosis it became more acute. A bit after the surgery it went away. It probanly is nothing. Certainly not a apread of the big C with such a little tumor.

 

 

Icemantoo

vdm13
Posts: 35
Joined: Jul 2012

I had back pain heading into my scan yesterday and was worried, until I got the results which were very good. Funny, no pain today...

 

Vin

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Texas_wedge
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Joined: Nov 2011

Yes, funny that !  Hope it works for me next week and scan cures ab pain.

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Djinnie
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Joined: Apr 2013

Hi Texas,

Good luck with your scans next week.

 

Djinnie

 

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