After my last appt in Feb, my PSA had risen from .05 to 0.1. My urologist suggested that we wait before proceeding to the next decision point until we get a second consecutive rise in PSA. That appointment is scheduled in May.
Today I got a call from the scheduler at my urologist's office to check on my availability for an "advanced PET scan" in two weeks. I sent an email off to my doctor to ask more about it but based on what the scheduler told me, I suspect it's the new Axumin PET scan. Has anyone had this yet? I know it's pretty new but from the info I could find on the Net, it seems to provide information on where the cancer might recur far earlier than most other scans.
As always, I'm freaking out a bit, but I'm sure it's better to find out as soon as possible to allow for the most treatment options. This test was only recently approved by the FDA and Medicare is the only insurance that currently covers it. So I need to get approval in advance from my insurance company. I guess this test also helps with IMRT radiation treatments if the cancer has spread to abdominal lymph nodes. So there is that...I found the most helpful info here: verywell.com/axumin-pet-sca... I haven't been to this site before, I found some interesting stuff here.