Not all men with advanced prostate cancer experience pain. Some may have no pain, whilst others will have varying degrees of pain. People react differently to pain so you can only ever describe how your own pain feels. Another person with the same stage of disease may not feel the pain in the same way that you do.

Let your healthcare team know straight away if you experience pain. Some men think that it is better to hold off as long as possible before they take any form of pain relief, but this tends to make the pain worse. Pain will affect your quality of life if it is not properly managed. Different health professionals will work together to make sure that your pain is managed properly, for example, by working out the best pain medication for your symptoms and a dosing schedule.