Just getting initiated into HT on March 28, DEXA next Monday and second bone scan in a couple months but my understanding was that Xgeva or Prolia or Zometa were to prevent further bone destruction, not necessarily to reverse damage already done.
Depending on the DEXA results, will start Xgeva when I turn 65 in August so Medicare can cover until I get into the donut hole.
I realize QCT is deemed more accurate than normal bone scan but medical oncologist wants to keep same test and measure against the March 22nd baseline bone scan of 5 bone mets, and prostate size of 48.4.
Diagnosed @ age 64 Feb 2013 PSA 3.68 (6 mo velocity) Gleason 9 (4+5)
T1CN0M1B a/k/a D2 Adenocarcinoma w. 7 of 12 cores worst ones 70% right perineural Invasion PNI
oligometastatic 5 tumors 1 right sacrliliac, 2 thoracic vertebral bodies (spine), 2 right posterior ribs
Began Lupron 4 month 03-28-2013.
PSA after 28 days 0.90 w free PSA 0.22, T=24
In UF & Shands Metastatic Disease Program
Post Edited (T1cN0M1b-in-FL) : 5/8/2013 9:21:06 PM (GMT-6)