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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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: Prostate Cancer
Version 1.2014
Part 3: Treatment planning
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Definitions:
Lymph node:
A small
disease-fighting organ
Metastasis:
The spread of
cancer cells from the first
tumor to another site
Sedative:
A drug that helps
a person to relax or go to
sleep
Areas of bone repair take up more of the radiotracer than healthy bone and
thus show up as bright or “hot” spots in the pictures. However, other health
conditions besides cancer can cause bone repair. The radiologist can often tell
what is and is not cancer in an abnormal bone scan.
Figure 7. Bone scan machine
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