I've been around here since 2012 but don't often post other than to respond to others' comments. But this is a special and rare place. I have friends I exchange news or opinions with because we were in high school together, others because we are veterans of one war or another, and some because they play guitar better then me but let me hang out anyway. But this is a special and self-selected group. I'm privileged be a member here.
My Axumin scan a week ago shows nothing, even though PSA is rising. There is still an excellent chance I'll die of a gunshot wound from a jealous husband when I'm 95. So I can now go back to harassing my high school and military buddies who may not be as lucky as me.
Well Jim, on the one hand I am glad to hear that your Axumin scan showed nothing even with your PSA rising to .92 in May. Good for you! On the other hand, I am in the process of scheduling an axumin scan at suggestion of my URO and an RT I have consulted with. My recent CAT scan was completely negative, but my bone scan was weird in that it was called negative EXCEPT for a tiny spot on my sacrum. But the doctor reading the scan felt that it looked more like an old trauma, apparently, rather than a met, so the scan was still called negative, "but consider clinical" situation. IOW, a high risk guy with slowly rising PSA over 6 years.
So, the Axumin scan is under consideration. Because if it is the spot on the sacrum, RT of the prostate bed would not get it, plus all might be resolved by just radiating the spot. But, we have discussed that at my PSA level, about
1/3 of yours, it might not be big enough to be detected by that scan. It appears the RT wants to schedule it after my next PSA next week. But, if you showed nothing at .92 PSA, is it likely I would at 1/3 of that? Maybe one thing that could make a difference: if it IS the spot on the sacrum, and that one spot is big enough to cause a rise in PSA, maybe that would be more likely to show on a scan as opposed to several smaller spots?
Oh well, I am probably going to have the scan done, if they want me to. But do you or anyone else think it would be a waste of time?
Post Edited (BillyBob@388) : 6/12/2020 9:06:33 PM (GMT-6)