Atypical Presentation of Prostate Cancer and the Workup of an Adenocarcinoma of Unknown Primary

Asim Ahmad, Winston Tan


Prostate Adenocarcinoma is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in the United States, with a prevalence of around 2.4 million. Patients with this disease commonly present with urinary frequency and hesitancy, nocturia, and dysuria secondary to tumor enlargement. We present the case of a 60-year-old man with multiple-site biopsy proven metastatic prostate cancer that presented with neither urological or bone related signs or symptoms. His findings were rather atypical; they included dyspnea, pancytopenia, nausea, and chills. We then detail how we narrowed our diagnosis through a systemic process of elimination, and review the general workup of an adenocarcinoma of unknown primary in a male patient.

World J Oncol. 2012;3(4):187-190


Prostate adenocarcinoma; Adenocarcinoma of unkown primary

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