Originally Posted by chancedav
Thanks, Mitch! Guess it would be more comfortable than a biopsy?
No - it's an apple/orange situation. The biopsy involves a couple minutes of intense pain (I passed-out once
). The Prostascint involves lying flat & still on an xray table for 15-20 minutes with a large rectal probe inserted while pretty (why, in these situations, do they always have to be pretty?) nurses look on. In my case, the Prostascint was for the purpose of determining, yes or no, if the PCa had escaped the prostate capsule. The procedure was done post-biopsy.
I'm glad Jim (IADT3since2000) replied to your inquiry. He is the
authority here; consider what he says the
Mitch in SC