I was very interested in reading Ulsterman’s topic on PSMA scan, I had no idea of the different types of scans and only listened to the Urology/Oncology treatment suggestions of bone scan and MRi (both didn’t show anything)
To briefly recap on my experience of this disease, I was diagnosed in 2014, Gleason 7, PSA 8.
Opted for RP, which went well till this summer when my PSA started to rise to 0.1, then to 0.2
Margins clear, lymph node removal - clear of cancer cells also
I have started Bicalutamide 1 month ago and no side effects other than breast / nipple pain and possible tissue growth (seeking tamoxifen for this)
And I will start salvage radiotherapy in the coming month
The oncologist admitted that she didn’t know where the cancer cells are, how could she? But it feels a bit hit and miss to me to just hit the prostate bed anyway
So I’m wondering if a PSMA scan might shed a bit more accuracy?
I don’t think it’s available in Scotland so would likely have to go private - which I would if it in anyway increased my chances with this cancer
Any thoughts/advice welcomed
Edited by member 06 Jan 2018 at 20:19
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