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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Are Gout Troubles Related to Prostate Cancer?
My husband has prostate cancer. He has a lot of trouble with gout flaring up. Does this have to do with the cancer or is it a totally different thing? What can he do when it does flare up, like right now he has terrific pain in his foot. Should he put cold compresses or hot?
The two conditions are probably unrelated, and I suggest he be treated with appropriate medications for his gout. I am sure his primary care physician can prescribe the appropriate agents, and I suggest you contact him/her.
Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University