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Hi, my dad is 73 and now has prostate cancer

Ambgms
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He went for a bone scan and ct scan of abd and pelvis today but after the bone scan, the radiologist said they needed xrays and did like 15 of them and I was wondering why? Ty for any suggestions.

nowrest
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Joined: May 2011

Sounds like over kill to me

Ambgms
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What treatment options do you think they may recommend to us on Monday? That's how long we have to wait to get the results from his tests done today. I have the CD, I'm thinking about bringing it into the hospital I work at tomorrow and having another doctor look at it, does anyone think that is wrong to do?

RP_Survivor
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You should go to a book store and buy "Surviving Prostate Cancer". Its written by Dr. Patrick Walsh. He is the authority on prostate cancer. You can use the book to follow your Doctors advise/recommendations.

RP_Survivor
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You should go to a book store and buy "Surviving Prostate Cancer". Its written by Dr. Patrick Walsh. He is the authority on prostate cancer. You can use the book to follow your Doctors advise/recommendations.

RP_Survivor
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Joined: Jul 2011

You should go to a book store and buy "Surviving Prostate Cancer". Its written by Dr. Patrick Walsh. He is the authority on prostate cancer. You can use the book to follow your Doctors advise/recommendations.

Ambgms
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Thank you, I will go get this book tomorrow. I want to be able to help my dad through this and want the best for him. Thanks again!

RP_Survivor
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Joined: Jul 2011

You should go to a book store and buy "Surviving Prostate Cancer". Its written by Dr. Patrick Walsh. He is the authority on prostate cancer. You can use the book to follow your Doctors advise/recommendations.

RP_Survivor
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Joined: Jul 2011

You should go to a book store and buy "Surviving Prostate Cancer". Its written by Dr. Patrick Walsh. He is the authority on prostate cancer. You can use the book to follow your Doctors advise/recommendations.

RP_Survivor
Posts: 8
Joined: Jul 2011

You should go to a book store and buy "Surviving Prostate Cancer". Its written by Dr. Patrick Walsh. He is the authority on prostate cancer. You can use the book to follow your Doctors advise/recommendations.

RP_Survivor
Posts: 8
Joined: Jul 2011

You should go to a book store and buy "Surviving Prostate Cancer". Its written by Dr. Patrick Walsh. He is the authority on prostate cancer. You can use the book to follow your Doctors advise/recommendations.

hopeful and opt...
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it is not wrong to seek information about your father. I would get a 2nd, 3rd, 4th or how many opinions it takes to be satified with what is presented.. too bad, if your doc doesn't like it...the doc works for you, ...you are his boss

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VascodaGama
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MRI indicates any millimetric deformation but a x-ray gives contrast similar to a bone scan, and it helps in checking local details.
Your dad's doctor is doing the right thing. Wait for the results and the conclusions.
Relax.

VG

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