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I have been battling prostate cancer since my diagnosis in May of 2010. Since that time, the disease has slowly progressed to its current level of Stage 4. I have had 3 different sets of radition treatments over the years and I am currently going through my second set of chemo treatments. I have been enduring an extreme level of back and left arm pain over the last several weeks. An MRI on Thursday, 8/30, revealed that the cancer has spread down my spine from my neck to my mid-back. The radiologist said that the cancer is too close to my spine to treat with radiation as it could damage my spinal cord. At this time, the only course of treatment is to continue with the chemo treatments that consists of one treatment every 3 weeks, with the next treatment being Wednesday, 9/12 (x-apple-data-detectors://1). The doctors don’t know how many chemo treatments it will take to kill the cancer and alleviate the pain, but in the meantime, he has prescribed a low level of morphine that is helping.