Inflected Form(s): sta·bler \l ""
Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estable, stable, from Latin stabilis, from stare to stand Date: 13th century
1 a: firmly established : fixed, steadfast b: not changing or fluctuating : unvarying c: permanent, enduring 2 a: steady in purpose : firm in resolution b: not subject to insecurity or emotional illness : sane, rational 3 a (1): placed so as to resist forces tending to cause motion or change of motion (2): designed so as to develop forces that restore the original condition when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion b (1): not readily altering in chemical makeup or physical state (2): not spontaneously radioactive
Are you scratching your head yet wondering what the heck I am getting at?
Well I picked up my copy of the scans and the Radiologist’s report and within the seven page report lies the bottom line, the conclusion the good news!
CT Scan: Impression
1) Stable sclerotic foci within L2 vertebral body consistent with blastic metastatic disease from the patient's known prostate cancer. No new sclerotic metastses are identified.
2) No evidence of hepatic metastatic disease or abdominal lymphadenopathy.
1) Stable sclerotic lesions within the hips and bones of the pelvis consistent with metastatic disease from the patient's known prostate cancer. No new osseous lesions are indentified.
Full Body Bone Scan
Stable bone scan with uptake in multiple pelvic osseous metastases. There is no scintigraphic evidence of new osseous metastatic disease since February 23, 2009
All this means is that the overall disease appears to be stable. On Monday we will find out what the blood and other markers (PSA, CTC, BAP etc) are indicating and we'll go from there.
Not sure what the options are, but we’ll be sure to let you know once we discuss with Dr. V, and perhaps Dr. L in Houston