Alot money made off scans, especially on low stats people, Dr. Strum has written straight forward about
the wasted money. I doubt you have a positive scan from PCa, but maybe possible in special cases. Many people get the ct and bone scans with low stats, and it cannot tell with certainty that you are even clear or not....this is the real truth. Great money maker in any event.
Mycroft- Kudos for firing a doc whom wouldn't listen to real advice (loved hearing it)-Strum rules
Fairlywinded (-: - gave you some ideas on other tests, markers that might be useful. Hey I took alittle fun at his name sake which he is good natured enough to handle it, did so below on mine too. (lol)
Zoo-fish (me-zufus)- I say question everything and all the time, the experts generally are far from it and make mistakes and some even lousy judgement at times, of course PCa is not anywhere near perfect science status. Ask your doc how many variant types of PCa have been found now (24-fyi) or to discuss the (3)pathology DNA ploidy types to you....then see what he knows. Would love to be there if he doesn't know about such.
Don't worry right now the odds are better that you do not have a hot spot with those stats and things are probably not as horrible as you may think.
Dx-2002 total urinary blockage, bPsa 46.6 12/12 biopsies all loaded 75-95% vol.; Gleasons scores 7,8,9's (2-sets), gland size 35, ct and bone scans look clear- ADT3 5 months prior to radiations neutron/photon 2-machines, cont'd. ADT3, quit after 2 yrs. switched to DES 1-mg, off 1+ yr., controlled well, resumed, used intermittently, resumed useage
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