Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, and it is also the most likely to cause death. In response to this, there has been a strong push in recent years for more screening methods. One method of screening that has been introduced is the PC-SPECT scan, which uses a positron emission tomography (PET) scanner to track down any cancerous cells.
Imagine having a regular colonoscopy, and being told that you need to have surgery right away. This is how it feels like if you’re scheduled for prostate cancer (PSMA) scan after your doctor’s routine physical! You’ll want to know what the scan will feel like, what you should expect, and how much time it will take. Here are four things you should know before you start your PSMA PET scan.