Repeated USMLE Questions Step 1 (85)

A 65-year-old man presents with gradual low back pain increasing in intensity for the last six months. X-ray shows several osteoblastic lesions on lower vertebra and pelvic bones. Additional investigations reveal that those lesions are metastases.

Which of these is most likely the primary cancer in this patient?

A-Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

B-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

C-Prostatic cancer

D-Renal cell carcinoma

E-Thyroid follicular carcinoma


Prostatic cancer is the most common cancer in males. It is also characterized by producing osteoblastic lesions as metastases mainly to vertebra and pelvic bones.

The correct answer is C

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