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A ProstaScint scan uses an injection of low-level radioactive material to test for the spread of prostate cancer .
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This test is given to men who have prostate cancer to see if it has spread to the lymph nodes.
Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a ProstaScint scan, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Changes in the levels of bilirubin in the blood
- Changes in blood pressure
- Allergic reaction
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the test.
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