I'm curious to know how often people are getting imaging done for their bone mets. Are people getting them even if they do not suspect progression, have no pain or do not have rising PSAs? Let me know what you are doing and also if there is any published guidelines regarding this.
I'm coming up on one year from diagnosis and wondering if I should have another bone scan and CT done even though right now my PSA is low and stable. It doesn't seem like it's necessary to me, but would like to know what others think.
Just saw MO Monday and had whole body bone scan along with ct scan to check for disease progression.
I get them when I have new symptoms (pain) or as a check on current treatment.
Just decided to take a “break” from mitoxantrone chemo after 9 treatments but also had scans prior to starting treatments.
I wouldn’t see the purpose of them if my psa was stable and I didn’t have any new symptoms but in the 4 years since my diagnosis I haven’t had much luck with lasting (working) treatments other than xtandi.
As I've mentioned before, I get so many scans that I'm starting to speak Scandinavian.
Good Luck and Good Health.
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