Bone scan result and CAT scan question

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goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 4/3/2008 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
My Uncle's bone scan came back clear yeah .  But, the doctor said there was a part on his CAT scan that was unclear, unable to read, and he would like him to have a biopsy.  Would this be a lymph node biopsy?  He had to run a get blood work to see if his blood will coagulate due to his medications. If it doesn't he will have to wait a week off of his medications. I still don't have a gleason score sad .
Thanks
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan and CAT scan (3/08)
We do not have results of scans or Gleason score yet.
Waiting to see urologist
 


Tony Crispino
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   Posted 4/3/2008 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cheryl,
Great news on teh biopsy. And CAT scans sometimes do get a muddy picture, too, so no need to get too excited. The biopsy could be lymph, but it can still be treated. And about the Gleason, it is important information but I like to two in eight core sample thing. It still sounds small. I was 4 in 8 with a psa near the drinkin age. (for me it was the drinkin age). But stay positive and stay Hopeful. I send prayer, but you keep sending the Love. God Bless you and your beloved uncle.

Tony
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (1/08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09. 
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goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 4/3/2008 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Tony,
Thanks so much for your comforting reply.  His blood is coagulating so the biopsy is tomorrow on what I think is a lymph node.  I get my information from my mom and she is doing the best she can getting it from my Uncle (they live together and he is very quiet).  I don't think he even knows what a gleason score is.  I sent my books to his daughter.  She is going to the urologist with him next week. I know the books will give her enough info to ask questions and understand about what stage he is in.
Thanks again
 
I was 4 in 8 with a psa near the drinkin age. (for me it was the drinkin age) tongue
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
CAT scan (unclear, another test) (3/08)
Gleason Score (?) 
Waiting to see urologist
 


goody5
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 66
   Posted 4/8/2008 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
My Uncle went for another CAT scan and needle biopsy. The doctor doing it said there was 1 enlarged lymph node and they were doing needle biopsy to check it and if it came back dead (whatever that means) they would have to do it again! My mom or Uncle did not ask any questions. They said the doctor didn't even look them in the eyes, it was very routine for him and matter of fact. I keep trying to think positive. Dre was normal, bone scan was clear, psa under 10 (but it made a quick jump)! Hopefully we find out today about the node. Is there a chance it is unrelated to the cancer?
Cheryl
Father diagnosed 13 years ago @ age 63
Watchful waiting until PSA jumped from 6 to 10
Cancer found in 1 core
Gleason score 6
Seeds implanted
PSA has been low since (don't know exact numbers)
 
Uncle (mother's brother) age 68
PSA jump from 2 to 8 in 18 months (2/08)
DRE was normal (2/08)
Biopsy (3/08) Cancer found
Bone scan (clear) 
CAT scan (3/08)
Lymph Biopsy (4/08)
Gleason Score (?) 
Waiting to see urologist 4/11/08
 


mv2179
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 4/9/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey,

My father had a bone scan after his prostate biopsy and it came out clear.. we were all very excited but then the doctor told us to get an MRI done and that clearly showed us bone metastases.. then we took a good old x ray and that confirmed the same. some times bone scans dont show the complete picture. Please be careful.

Stay positive.. it can work wonders!
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