There is another consideration for the use of CT Scans. Recently, there was some information that came out on the radiation levels associated with CT scans creating their own risk, if overused. In the past three years, I have had approximately 10 CT scans for kidney stones and serious bouts with diverticulitis. When I got my PCa Dx I wasn't so sure exposure to all that radiation didn't have something to do with it. When my Uro mentioned a CT prior to surgery I told him I would rather not as I had just had one for kidney stones the month prior and too many to be good in the three preceding years. I agreed to the bone scan but declined the CT. He said they rarely show anything of concern anyway and went along with my wishes.
Age 53- PSA 2/11 3.5
4/21/11 BX Path Report: 3 of 12 Left PCa , 3+3, 3+4, 4+4
4/29/11 Received PCa DX, G-8
open RP Performed, Right nerve bundle spared
5/24/11 Post Op Path Report: G-7(4+3) 7%, pT3a N0MX, EPE, PNI+, SVI-, Left margin <0.1mm from inked margin
6/1/11 Cath removed, Incontinence-No, ED-Yes.
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