TALKING ABOUT PROSTATE
CANCER AND PYLARIFY®. CLEARLY.
Not an actual patient.
Ongoing checkups and screenings are important steps you and your doctor can take to monitor prostate cancer. To help get a clearer image of the cancer and consider available treatment options, your doctor may discuss doing a PET/CT scan with PYLARIFY®.
QUESTIONS TO DISCUSS WITH YOUR DOCTOR
Here are a few questions to help you start or continue the conversation with your doctor:
- Based on the initial diagnosis assessment, or if the prostate cancer has come back (recurred), or spread (metastasized), how can imaging options help determine the extent of the cancer?
- Is a PET/CT scan with PYLARIFY® an option for me?
- Can you talk to me about PET/CT scans and how safe they are?
If your doctor thinks a PET/CT scan with PYLARIFY® is appropriate for you,
here are a few things to help you understand the procedure:
- Your weight and height will be measured and recorded
- An intravenous (IV) catheter line will be placed in your arm or similar vein
- You'll receive an injection of PYLARIFY® 1 hour prior to your PET/CT scan
- It'll take approximately 1 hour for PYLARIFY® to circulate through your bloodstream and into any cancer cells that may be present
- You may be asked to use the restroom after your injection of PYLARIFY® and prior to starting your scan
During the procedure
- After you've received your injection of PYLARIFY®, you'll lie on your back on the scanner bed with your arms raised above your head; a trained PET/CT technologist or nurse will be there to help
- The scanner bed will move slowly into the scanner and the scan will begin. The scan will be painless
- The scan will typically start at your mid-thigh and go all the way up to your head
- The scan could last up to 40 minutes and you may be asked to change body positions
After your scan
- The results will be sent to your doctor
- Be sure to continue to hydrate and go to the bathroom for the first few hours
- Schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor so together you can see and review the results and discuss a treatment plan
CT=computed tomography; PET=positron emission tomography.
WHAT COMES NEXT...
We've compiled resources to help you prepare for your visits, further explain prostate cancer, and provide information about PET/CT scans with PYLARIFY®.
PYLARIFY® (piflufolastat F 18) Injection is a radioactive diagnostic agent. PYLARIFY is used along with positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for men with prostate cancer:
- with suspected metastasis who are candidates for initial definitive therapy.