Results of bone scan

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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 4/5/2008 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all okay, I am much better after finally getting the final results. They are as follows: When the Dr. came out in the middle of the scan he did not realize that since Rick's last bone scan the year before he had the spinal fusion surgery and they removed bone from his hip to fuse on his spine. So when the Dr. 1st saw a large piece of bone missing from his hip he thought it was cancer eating away at the bone. Thank God it was not. The scan did show severe degenerative decrease from the year before especially in the lumbar spine. The Dr. recommended that he have a bone scan every 3 months instead of once a year. Thank you everyone for your support & prayers thru this dreadful wait.
Warm wishes
Rick & Diana
Age 68/ 67@ Dx
6-30-06  PSA 2.54
1-22-07  PSA 4.98
1-26-07  PSA 5.09
Diag: 2-14-07 Gleason 8 Stage T1c PSA 5.09
Bone Scan 3-1-07 Clear
3-6-07 Triple Spinal Fusion (due to old back injury)
Radical retropubic surgery 4-2-07  Post surgery Gleason 9 Stage T3a Positive margins
4-29-07 PSA 0.02
6-9-07   PSA 0.02
7-6-07   PSA 0.03
8-1-07   CT Scan & Chest X-Ray   Clean
 9-26-2007 PSA 0.07
11/1/07 PSA 0.1
11/30/07 PSA 0.12
01/31/2008 PSA 0.3
03/01/2008 PSA 0.3

Tony Crispino
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 8128
   Posted 4/5/2008 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Diana,
I am fine. What a great post. Prayers have been answered. Rick is holding up well. Dreadful is a great way to refer to a wait. But it was worth the wait to know it hasn't progressed. Let Rick know the support, in this forum and our prayers, continues. Love you guys and have a great week.

PS: And send me some more of those graet emails. And more of my both of you. Vegas trips are cheap....LOL


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. 
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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