Oct 15, 2012 - 5:08 pm
The E-MRI/MRSI scans that I took on 10/2 at UCSF were negative for cancer anywhere in or near my prostate.
There's a small chance of a "false negative" but (according to my RO) there are no better scans and IMO no point doing a biopsy w/o a specific reason to suspect the recurrence of the cancer. So, there's nothing else that can be done for now except to continue to monitor my PSA and watch for significant increases that may indicate a cancer that the scans missed.
However, I'm still having significant urinary burning/frequency/urgency issues that I didn't have previously. Am getting a urinary analysis screening next week to check for infection and, if there is none, will have to resort to Flowmax and/or other medications to see if they have any effect on these problems.
So, although it's reassuring to have concrete evidence that my CK treatment in Sept 2010 was apparently successful in arresting the cancer, this info does not eliminate the need to continue the quarterly monitoring of my PSA nor does it resolve the other urinary issues that I'm currently experiencing.
Oh well . . .