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DOTA Scan Neuroendocrine was posted 09/07/2017 01:09 pm by Sandra (TX)
E-mail Address: smpettit@swbell.net

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I have not yet had a Gallium-68 DOTA scan primarily because it will require me to suspend Sandostatin LAR injections which have to this point been highly effective on me. Instead, we opted to increase my Sando dose from 30mg-40mg & reduce the interval from 28 days to 22 days, then repeat an abdominal MRI at Stanford in 3 months. My Stanford dr mentioned in closing the possibility that Sandostatin LAR may even cause some tumors cells to die. I understand that the DOTA scan is a precursor to qualifying for PRRT.

I had an injection this past Friday at the new 21 day interval, but at the same 30 mg dose (basic screw-up at my dr's office which has left me fuming.

I didn't know Southwestern offers the DOTA scan. I was looking at their website this morning. Would you mind sharing the names of your dr's there? What are your thoughts re going to MD Anderson?

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