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I had recently second guessed myself that maybe a couple of years ago my dad should have had chemotherapy. However, in 2007 his first BONE SCAN had just come back negative. Looking at the picture of my father up above from around that time my dad still looked like his prostate cancer was just not advancing that fast.
My father at least one other bone scan several months later. and it was negative, yet his prostate cancer was actually advancing to other places, everywhere but his bones. Yet we never told that other tests might have given us a better understanding of his cancer was advancing.
I only recently learned that CAT SCANS, not Bone Scans are more expensive and more definitive in tracking how far and fast prostate cancer has actually spread outside of the prostate but not reached the bones. However, that does not necessarily mean that one can treat prostate cancer and stop it once it has left the prostate even if it is detected earlier.
It is actually possible that if my father had been given chemo when he was still a robust man 2 years ago that maybe it would have knocked him and the cancer down, temporarily, and then the cancer would have roared back and did him in anyways, with the additional issue of him feeling bad from the time he got his chemo until his eventual demise.
Fair Warning, bone scans may reveal no cancer in the bones yet the prostate cancer is still steadily advancing towards other organs such as the liver, colon, or lungs. It is possible that watchful waiting may produce a better, as good, or worse result than chemotherapy. If anybody has their own experience with a family member they want to share, please do so. Everybody's situation is different. Maybe the doctors did us favor by only focusing on Bone Scans, I just don't know.
If you have a place you can post a Daily-Protest.com sign, please do. Just be safe and post it where it can't fall on anyone, distract anyone that is driving, or have sharp edges. Tell me what town you live in (via email), and I'll let you know if it generated any hits. I don't who or where someone is, the stat counter just tells me what city.
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