• Piriformis muscle

    Asked by RHPayne on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    Piriformis muscle

    My dad who is battling a highly aggressive prostate cancer has been in extreme pain when sitting for about 4 weeks. After treating what he thought were hemorrhoids, the radiologists says it has matastasized in the Piriformis muscle. He starts 20 rounds of radiation Thursday to shrink it. How rare is this? Cancer in a muscle? What might we expect next? He is currently taking a break from chemo and is trying immunotherapy.

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    • po18guy's Avatar

      Sorry to hear of this. Yes, muscles, even the heart, can have cancer. Many are "soft-tissue sarcomas" and some are difficult to treat, but nothing hides from radiation. FYI, there is a huge and extremely active prostate cancer group at www.cancerforums.net

      4 months ago

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