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Got pelvic MRI and full body bone scan today.

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Will get briefing from doc Nov. 4 via facetime.

My Gleason is 8 (4-4) and last PSA was 11.6. Was diagnosed 10/16/2020 after biopsy.

Initial rec is radiation & hormone therapy. Keeping fingers crossed this 'just' aggressive and NOT advanced. We shall see what we shall see.

It has been a long day. Time for a few ice cubes marinated in a serious amount of Scotch whiskey.

Kanpai :-)

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Hi Dixiedad, Hope the results of your Pelvic and Bone scans are good. One of the things that may show up is "enlarged adrenal glands." Some studies show that as much as 40% of the population has this condition. It is almost never seen unless you have a pelvic MRI. (Or you have one of the diseases that is associated with adrenal cancers. In which case you would already be under treatment for that.) With enlarged adrenals your pelvic MRI report will say something like, "can't rule out" adrenal cancer. Then they'll send you back for an adrenal MRI, with contrast, which will likely come back as benign, benign, blah, blah, blah...

Gus - diagnosed 8/4/20; PSA <4; MRI guided biopsy w/26 cores: 1 Gleason 9, 4 Gleason 7, 4 Gleason 6; Pelvic MRI negative (except the adrenal thing); Bone scan negative; Surgery planned for next month (unless I don't like the results from 11/3, in which case I'm heading into the woods to go hunting until either the grizzly's get me, or the cancer gets me and THEN the bears get me.)

Over the lips, pass the teeth, through the gums, look out stomach here it comes. Why the hell do they make you wait until November 4th? Doc probably has the results tomorrow morning. Anyway, hope test is okay....

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Wednesday 10/28/2020 2:36 PM DST

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dixiedad in reply to j-o-h-n

Bone scan tech said 5-7 business days.

I don't know why. MRI guy said 24-48 hrs.

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j-o-h-n in reply to dixiedad

You see the Bone scan tech is a female and the MRI guy is a male.....(Oh boy am I in the shithouse now)....

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Wednesday 10/28/2020 4:24 PM DST

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dixiedad in reply to j-o-h-n

She was the cutest.

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j-o-h-n in reply to dixiedad

Did you mean the MRI guy?

Good Luck, Good Health and Good Humor.

j-o-h-n Wednesday 10/28/2020 10:02 PM DST

Bone scan clear. Pelvic scan clear except for 3 (?) nodes in/on prostate. Had 22.5 mg Trelstar injection yesterday. See RO next week. IMRT and/or seeds. Trelstar is testosterone inhibitor. No side effects yet.

What kind of MRI did you get? Did they tell you if it’s contained?

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dixiedad in reply to Jpl506

No idea. Is there more than one kind?

Prostate typically gets an mp MRI but since you already had a biopsy that may not be the case. Didn’t they give you a report from the scan telling you specifically what they found?

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dixiedad in reply to Jpl506

Yes

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