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AXUMIN scan for recurrence

Posted 19 Jun 2020 at 16:46


I have had Robotic Radical Prostatectomy in Jan 2009. My PSA has been gradually rising and is now 3.1. 

A PSMA PET CT, PELVIC gadolinium MRI and a Whole body MRI has not detected and recurrence. 

I feel a AXUMIN PET Scan will be able to show the way forward to my treatment. 

Can anyone please suggest if it is available in the UK ? under NHS ? it is approved in the NICE guidelines. 

If this is available in the UK privately or in Europe. 

Thank you very much.


Posted 19 Jun 2020 at 21:23
I copy below the response I gave on another thread, just so you can keep all responses together:-

Yes, they were running Axumin (FACBC or 18F) scans at St James hospital, Leeds as part of the UK FALCON trial but this is no longer open to new patients. Also take into account that while FACBC performed better than choline at low PSA levels, it wasn't as reliable as PSMA G18 so there is no guarantee that you would get a positive result.

With a PSA of 3.1 and a succession of clear scans, it seems most likely that you have extensive micromets which require systemic rather than radical treatment.

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 23 Jun 2020 at 22:40

Thank you very much.

Posted 24 Aug 2020 at 15:48
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