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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can Dexa scan detect cancer of the bones?

Can a dexa scan show if cancer is in the bones? My husband has advanced prostate cancer,did radi for 9 weeks,the Dr still says not sure if that worked?? He has really bad bone pain,is on Morphine x2 daily with little relief,had a bone scan that one Dr says showed alittle uptake in hips,but the only thing they want to do right now is this dexa,I just need to know if cancer will show up in this! Thank you,from a worried wife!! He is 6 3 238lbs
Wed, 15 Apr 2015
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Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have history of prostate cancer. If is known for bone metastases. Dexa bone scan is useful in detection of any none involvement. Then you should take treatment accordingly.
Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
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Can Dexa scan detect cancer of the bones?

Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You have history of prostate cancer. If is known for bone metastases. Dexa bone scan is useful in detection of any none involvement. Then you should take treatment accordingly. Hope I have answered your question, if you have doubt then I will be happy to answer. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.