Specialising in the human experience of Living with prostate cancer – warts and all

My fight: the latest cancer scans

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When the original scans were taken in June 2008, they showed many more black regions – these are the locations of the tumors.  This scan was taken in June and there was defiinitely fewer areas of tumor activity.

The scan I had last week shows most of the lesions in the pelvic area have hardly registered on the scan which means the cancer is dead in these areas.  The normal regenerative processes may even rebuild the damage to the bones caused by the cancer.  In other words, with my PSA back to normal at 1.0,  I am actually beating this prostate cancer in the skeleton.

The lesions up the spine are still there but are inactive and there are no new ones.  The way I am heading, I will no longer die of prostate cancer, rather I will die of other causes as the cancer dies out.

But it is not all good news.  We still have trouble with pain management when I get up in the late morning. Over the last month, I have been carted off to hospital and watched over by a bevy of nurses as the ‘getting up’ process has been an agonising ordeal Apparently morphine robs you of energy as does the female hormone implant that I take every three months.  So the next six months will be devoted to getting some strength back


Written by Greg Naylor

4 August 2009 at 9:15 pm

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  1. Well it’s certainly sounding a hell of a lot better, Greg. What do you put the remission down to? A positive attitude would be one factor I would think.

    Ray Dixon

    4 August 2009 at 11:29 pm

  2. Geez, Greg, that’s cool news.

    You’re right about the TV too, and by the looks of your head being pretty clear and all in those portraits, you certainly haven’t been watching too much of that crap.


    5 August 2009 at 9:54 pm

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