Questions about bone scan

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Wicket
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   Posted 9/13/2006 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Curtis had his bone scan yesterday and they found a hot spot in the middle of his spine and took an xray of that area..We won't get the results til the 28th so we're anxious to hear what you all have to say about it.  That is the area that he has a chiropractor work on him cause it keeps popping out so we're thinking it's a calcium deposit or something like that...hopefully not cancer.  Almost like a nerve cause when it's out 3 finger tips get numb.  Sure wish we didn't have to wait so long for the results, but doctor going on 2 weeks vacation.  
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  was diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10


Wicket
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   Posted 9/13/2006 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been trying to find the message in here that said that not all "hot spots" were to be worried about, but I can't find it anywhere...I wanted to print it for Curtis...also something about PSA less than 20 there usually isn't bone cancer.
Someone please help!!

Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  was diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10


aus
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   Posted 9/14/2006 4:39 AM (GMT -7)   
When PSA was  less than 20, one study indicated that 99% of bone scans were normal

GreenAcres
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   Posted 9/14/2006 6:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Wicket. We were one of the ones talking about that. Husb. had hot spots on a rib and in the neck. They insisted he had injured the rib somewhere along the way, although there was no recollection of that. The neck had caused some pain (with bone spurs) many years ago and he had undergone cortisone injections for that. They also took additional, extensive X-rays of those areas, which scared us.

Those are not areas where pc usually finds a spot to spread, although I can't remember what I read about where it does normally go when it gets into bone. I'm sure someone else here will know. You have nothing to worry about at this point, especially since you know this is an existing "pain" spot. We drove ourselves crazy for two days waiting for the urologist's appointment. If I run across that info, I'll be back.

Wicket
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 9/14/2006 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks GreenAcres,
I'll show your letter to Curtis and I'm sure it will relieve his mind as it has mine.
Ellen
 
 
Curtis, 63,  was diagnosed Aug 21, 2006
T1C
Gleason 3+3=6, 3+4=7
PSA 4.10

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