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Sagittarian
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 546
   Posted 5/15/2011 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Bones scans are mostly used to establish a baseline for future reference.
This is another needlessly worried about issue by many.  I saw this
video after my bone scan & worries, wish I saw it before.
DOB = DEC-1957
PSA History
2002 = 1.83
2006 = 3.18
2007 = 3.09
2008 = 3.20
2009 = 3.50
2010 = 3.50
2011 = 4.70
2011 = 4.20
Free PSA = 7%

Biopsy, 12 Cores, April 2011
4 Positive, 2(3+3), 2(3+4) All Left Side
% on Positive Cores, 2(40%) 1(70%) 1(90%)
PNI = Not observed

Da-Vinci Surgery = 23 May 2011

Purgatory
Elite Member


Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 5/15/2011 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Some here feel that bone scans at dx are a waste of money. I happen to disagree. Since PC can lead to bone mets and other issues, establishing a baseline can be very useful for future problems. I had one 10 years before I ever was diagnosed for another reason, and even that one was useful now that I have had 3 bone scans, as there are plenty to compare with.

David in SC
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
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