Bone pain is the experience of discomfort in bones.
- Bone pain is most likely a result of your disease, as it is often caused by damage to the nerves, soft tissues, or bones themselves.
- Bone pain can occur as a side effect of some of the biologic response modifiers (e.g. filgrastim, pegfilgrastim, sargramostim).
- Sometimes people who have metastasis to bones from prostate cancer or breast cancer will experience increased bone pain when therapy with some hormone type medications (e.g. leuprolide, goserelin, tamoxifen, anastrozole) is first started.
You May Have More Bone Pain If:
- Your disease has spread (metastasized) to the bones as a result of your prostate, breast, or lung cancer.
- You have bone tumors or lesions from your cancer.
- You have had trauma, such as a broken bone, from your cancer, or from falling down.
- You have thinning of the bones (osteoporosis), and developed a fracture.
- You have nerve injury as a result of a spinal cord compression
If these symptoms occur, notify your doctor immediately:
Symptoms of high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia) are: frequent urination, constipation, confusion, overly sleepy, and poor appetite.