Shit! Is this thread still going? After a few years of a steadily climbing PSA increase, my oncologist ordered a CT/PET scan last week to see if they could find anything to zap. The CT scan is basic, but the PET scan uses radioactive juice dripped into your arm and is supposed to show up traces of a tumor. The scan results were good, but a bit fuzzy in the area of interest, so off for an MRI. Went for that today. Things were going good until the guy stuffed up putting the canola into the back of my hand and I got all hot and sweaty and fuzzy so they got a crash cart and three more nurses and put me on a gurney. Put a new canola in my right arm and everything from then on was fine. Wearing those arseless gowns is probably the worst thing. Much different to a CT scan, a bit like lying in a 44 gallon drum while five people use the following to attack the drum: a buzz saw a drill a jackhammer a dental drill a submarine dive alarm All done in sequence and you wear earplugs and headphones but it is pretty noisy. I actually got to like it after a while though. After a deafening 30 minutes it was a pleasure to relax Beethoven's 6th. Anyway, enough rambling, SO if you've read this far.............. MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR PSA PROSTATE CHECKS DONE, ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY HISTORY. A finger up the bum and some blood tests can either give you a clear flag, or the opportunity for early intervention. Diagnosis tomorrow, so stay tuned. AND REMEMBER! GET YOUR PSA PROSTATE CHECKS DONE, YOU ARE NOT IMMORTAL!