... y another PSA test quickly led me to the probable conclusion of metastatic prostrate cancer. Even before it was confirmed my family doctor requested an immediate bone scan. It was lit up like a Xmas tree as mentioned by someone in another forum. ... (6 replies)
... Hi 'kcon',
Many thanks for taking the trouble over those very comprehensive replies.
Your suggestion re. the 'Exec Summary' sounds extremely valuable, and I will most definitely take it up. Having now been seen by so many different doctors and specialities - and having very frequently to give them my own somewhat garbled summary of my assorted ailments and procedures -... (3 replies)
... Firstly, know that it is usually advanced cases of PC that start showing up in bone scans. Gleason 6 doesn't correlate closely with advanced PC. Unlikely that you have an advanced case. ... (3 replies)
... and another Bone Scan a few weeks back. ... (3 replies)
Sorry to hear about the scope of your medical problems. I'd like to share with you an idea that I picked-up very early in my journey.
I formerly worked for a large global Fortune-100 company, and started my career in another state but moved to Chicago-area 17 years ago. One of my boss's boss's boss ("Harry") from out-of-state (from early in my career) heard... (3 replies)
You are an extraordinary daughter. I read your posts above and like to see you so much involved in your fatherís care. Through your researches you may have realized that treatments for prostate cancer are not an assurance of cure but for controlling cancerís advances. Doctors follow guidelines based on previous ways which were beneficial to many, and decide on a... (17 replies)
... hormonal therapy often leads to a decrease in bone density. It's very important to get bone density measured with a bone mineral density scan. Most of us need a drug from the drug class known as "bisphosphonate. ... (7 replies)
... aside, point to bone density or PCa metastisis problems. If indicated by your Urologist, a Whole Body Bone Imaging Scan may be ordered for radiology interpretation of any "hot spots". ... (1 replies)
... Hi milindsm and welcome to the board,
This is just a quick reply with a key point in green. I hope you get more, and I'll try to add more later.
Jim :wave: (6 replies)
... one at left rib and other at pelvic. These hot spots are yet to be diagnosed. ... (6 replies)
... score might help determine frequency but I don't think the bone situation will be too bad yet. ... (5 replies)
... the back and Knees. His second cycle of chemo has just ended last Saturday. The doctor wants to investigate the condition of bones and has asked for a full body bone scan. After a weeks gap the next PSA test would be carried out. ... (21 replies)
... Hi, I just read your mail. My Dad had also undergone Orchiectomy and was on Calutamide and was improving with his PSA going to down to normal levels. But some Doctor, on seeing PSA getting normal, has advised to discontinue Calutamide after around 6 months. This proved fatal and the malignancy spread in the bones and I lost him 2 months back. My advise to you is to please... (21 replies)
... my dad was diagnosed with PC last month with a PSA score of '1780' his gleason score was 8 and bone scan showed hot spots in right pelvis and manubrium sternum. there was no significant associated bone pain. ... (21 replies)
... but in both lobes with extra capsular extension. No lymph node involvement and margins were clear. He has had a lot of the scans and a procasctint. First bone scan showed possible mets but had a bone biopsy and it was negative. ... (12 replies)
... Hi, R,
You will soon get some information from patients with more knowledge than I have. I am at the aquisition stage...to soom move to sorting...and prioritizing. My comments are based on some reading the past few days. I had a bone scan and CT scan yesterday & don't know the results. From what I read and see on the Partin Tables...6-8 on a Gleason is significantly... (2 replies)
... My father in law was recently diagnosed and had a bone scan on Tuesday. His consultation with the urologist was today, and I just spoke to my mother in law. ... (2 replies)
... has he thought of getting a bone scan before making his decision, just to make sure? ... (9 replies)
... Thank you for the information on where to look for the Labrie papers; I'll have to see what I can find.
I think I failed to mention that my dad took a full round of radiation (as much as was allowed) when he was first diagnosed since his psa was extremely high when diagnosed. I'd have to check with him, but if I'm not mistaken his psa at diagnosis time was over 100. I... (9 replies)
... One scan that is relatively inexpensive and convenient is a check whether enough cancer has spread to the bones to be detectable. ... (5 replies)