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The Various Imaging Tests that Determine the Spread of Prostate Cancer

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Dr. Echt explains the various imaging tests that help in determining how far prostate cancer has spread.

Irving, Texas – Dec 23, 2018 – Imaging tests use magnetic fields, X-rays, radioactive substances or sound waves to generate pictures of the inside of a patient’s body. Doctors use results from digital rectal exams, prostate-specific antigen level results and the Gleason score from the outcomes of biopsy to find out if cancer has progressed outside the prostate. It is still controversial, though, whether healthy men without prostate cancer symptoms should undergo screening for prostate cancer.

“The information received from the DRE, PSA and the Gleason score is what will decide if a patient requires imaging tests to check whether cancer has spread beyond the prostate,” explained Dr. Echt. “Patients with low PSA levels, Gleason score, and a normal DRE do not need further tests because they have low chances of cancer spreading.”

Bone scan – A bone scan uses a radioactive tracer to check inside the bones. The tracer is injected into the patient’s vein to collect in bone areas that have metabolic activity. On the camera, a healthy bone appears gray, but when injured, it appears dark.

CT scan – CT scans are used to measure the size of a tumor. They create 3D images of inside the body and combines them to detailed cross-sectional view which shows any tumors. Sometimes a patient is made to swallow or is injected with a contrast dye before the scan to ensure more explicit images.

PET scan – PET scans are used to detect and monitor the activity of the cancer cells in the prostate. Pet can be combined with CT scan (PET-CT) or used alone to create detailed images of tissues and organs inside the body. Research is ongoing to enable the use of different substances such as choline acetate, prostate-specific membrane antigen and fluciclovine with PET scans to detect prostate cancer.

MRI scan – MRIs uses magnetic fields to produce detailed images of the body. They can also be used to measure the size of a tumor.

After diagnostic tests for prostate cancer have been performed, doctors will review the results with the patient,” continued Dr. Echt. “If your diagnosis is cancer, the results will help doctors to stage cancer and develop a treatment plan.”

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The Prostate Seed Institute
7415 Las Colinas Blvd, Suite 100
Irving, Texas, 75063
214.379.2700
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Honesty is the best policy and how it makes your life beautiful

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Right from our schooling to every phase of life, we have heard that Topic honesty is the best policy, but how well do we follow this in our life? First, we have to understand what exactly Honesty is the best policy means and how good can it help you become successful in life. And how we can lead a happy life and not mess up things.so let me help you with this today and help you understand what exactly you should do to follow the amazing concept of  Honesty is the best policy, and enhance that in your personal professional life.

What happens in our basic life, we start lying for small things, and then because of that one tiny lie a mountain of lies is made. Just imagine your mom gave a 100rs and you spend it on chocolates and when your mom asks you where is all the money rather than telling the truth you say you had some book to buy and you bought that. Now the next day, your teacher asks all the students to get the same book for the project work. Now here you come to a problem as you already lied to your mom about it. So what you do is you go to your mom and tell her that your friends need 100rs. But for the fact, you know ion your head that the day your mom asks you again about that money you will have to make a story. So this is how we create the problem.

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Though we know Honesty is the best policy, we still run from one lie by making a new lie. And then we get in difficulty. All the time till the mother will ask about the money he will be in tension either how he can get cash or what lie should he tell again. It would be best if he would have committed the truth in the first place and should not have lied because lie leads to another, and life becomes a hell.

The fact is that we humans make our lives troublesome ourselves, right from our school times we are taught moral science which has moral values in it like Honesty is the best policy kindness is the mother of success, be humble and never cheat but we forget all this in the course of growing up and then when we are in mess we again remember this. This is the major problem, the old people always tell us to remember the roots. This means still remember what you are taught and what you should be doing in life.

Life does not you chance always to clear your problem. So now hope we all practice and follow Honesty is the best policy and can have a happy and a beautiful life ahead. Because once we understand the beauty of morals, we can make our life’s comfortable and enjoyable. 

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