Had my Xgeva shot today, and while I was in the office I finally was able to get a CD-ROM with my scans on them. I thought it would be fun and informative to share them here
The one on the left was taken about a month after diagnosis, and has been called a "super scan", which basically means that the bones/mets absorbed so much tracer that you have trouble seeing the soft tissues, kidneys, and bladder. My bladder was visible in the front view, but barely visible in the back view. Don't need no fancy PMSA or PET scans to find all those tumors. Did I mention the left half of my prostate barely had any cancer in it?
The one on the right was taken after completing chemo, but before starting Abiraterone. There's still hot spots in there, but you can see the outline of my body, my kidneys are clearly visible in the back view, and my bladder is brightly shining from my crotch. My MO was very happy with the results.