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Topic: Pain in ankle

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Posted on: Jan 31, 2012 03:39PM

sanbar8771 wrote:

I have been having pain in my ankle for a few months and just went to Ortho for xray. It came back as osteochondral lesion.  I am getting an MRI this week to make sure it is nothing serious. Does anyone know if cancer can form in the ankle? I appreciate your help! PS the pain is on the bottom of the little ball on the outside of ankle.

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Jan 31, 2012 03:44PM SpecialK wrote:

sanbar - from what I understand it would be very unusual that far down the leg.  Hoping it is a completely separate problem - not that I want you to have that either!

Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Grade 3Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 11/01/2010 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/06/2010 Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Surgery 12/21/2010 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 01/07/2011 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 01/21/2011 Reconstruction (Left)Chemotherapy 02/17/2011 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 02/17/2011 HerceptinSurgery 07/20/2011 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left)Hormonal Therapy 08/01/2011 FemaraSurgery 02/24/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Hormonal Therapy 06/20/2012 ArimidexSurgery 12/14/2012 Reconstruction (Both)Hormonal Therapy 07/18/2013 FemaraSurgery 03/07/2014 Reconstruction (Both)Surgery 04/02/2014 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Left)
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Jan 31, 2012 03:52PM sanbar8771 wrote:

SpecialK, I really, really hope it is nothing but that osteochondral lesion or something with the tissue. I can live with ankle pain as long as its not cancer. I will keep you posted on the results.  It probably does not help that I am still running on the ankle. But I did give my ankle 4 weeks rest when I had my exchange surgery. So... we will see. Thanks for responding. Julie

Dx 5/7/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2012 04:11PM SpecialK wrote:

No problem - I have pain in a plethora of locations due to Femara so I had already researched this - as you know, bone or joint pain is scary!  Is there a plan for further assessment?

Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Grade 3Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 11/01/2010 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/06/2010 Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Surgery 12/21/2010 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 01/07/2011 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 01/21/2011 Reconstruction (Left)Chemotherapy 02/17/2011 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 02/17/2011 HerceptinSurgery 07/20/2011 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left)Hormonal Therapy 08/01/2011 FemaraSurgery 02/24/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Hormonal Therapy 06/20/2012 ArimidexSurgery 12/14/2012 Reconstruction (Both)Hormonal Therapy 07/18/2013 FemaraSurgery 03/07/2014 Reconstruction (Both)Surgery 04/02/2014 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Left)
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Jan 31, 2012 04:20PM sanbar8771 wrote:

I am going to get an MRI on thursday to rule out cancer. So far, I have not had too much pain other than my body feeling like its 80 when I'm only 34. Im sorry you have pain on femara. I am on zoladex and tamox right now and just have the occasional aches. I think its nothing... Im just being paranoid. :(

Dx 5/7/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2012 04:47PM reesie wrote:

Sanbar,

It is very rare for cancer to form below the knee (I like to be rare myself). And since you're a runner it is very likely that your injury is related to that (torn ligament, etc). That's what it looks like to the radiologist too from the sounds of the xray report.

Itks good that you're getting it checked but I don't think it's likely to be cancer (my unexpert medical opinion lol).

Good Luck.

Marie - It's A Great Day To Be Alive. Dx 10/29/2010 ER+/PR+, HER2- Stage IV mets to bones, liver, lungs, skin, pleural effusions

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Jan 31, 2012 05:28PM thankful4life wrote:

I was in the ER last week because of severe knee pain. Of course, I was worried about mets, too, even though I know it is rare to start so far down on leg. Well, it is a torn meniscus and sprained MCL. I am having knee surgery next week. But it's not cancer, so I'm fine with having knee surgery. Hope your ankle is "just" an ankle problem, too. :)

Sherry - Age 48 at diagnosis; ILC, IDC, Paget's, Lumpectomy on 11/18/2009 w/out clear margins, BMX w/free-TRAM reconstr.01/05/10; hyster/ooph 03/29/2010; Femara

Dx 10/28/2009, ILC, <1cm, Stage Ib, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2012 05:38PM SpecialK wrote:

thankful - great that your knee problem is indentified - sorry it is a surgical fix.  I had that surgery many years ago and had no further problems with that knee - hope the same for you!

Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Grade 3Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+Surgery 11/01/2010 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/06/2010 Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Surgery 12/21/2010 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 01/07/2011 Reconstruction (Left)Surgery 01/21/2011 Reconstruction (Left)Chemotherapy 02/17/2011 carboplatin, TaxotereTargeted Therapy 02/17/2011 HerceptinSurgery 07/20/2011 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left)Hormonal Therapy 08/01/2011 FemaraSurgery 02/24/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Hormonal Therapy 06/20/2012 ArimidexSurgery 12/14/2012 Reconstruction (Both)Hormonal Therapy 07/18/2013 FemaraSurgery 03/07/2014 Reconstruction (Both)Surgery 04/02/2014 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Left)
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Jan 31, 2012 05:42PM apple wrote:

i doubt if it's cancer.. especially if you run.

good luck.  ia'd take surgery any day over cancer.

peace and love, apple - ..... Mary Magdalen

Dx 4/10/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+
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Jan 31, 2012 05:51PM sanbar8771 wrote:

Thanks everyone for responding. This disease sucks. All this worring... its  such a waste of our time. Ugh. thanks again for everyones post. :)

Dx 5/7/2010, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3, 2/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 24, 2014 01:33AM countingmyblessings wrote:

Hello,

Sanbar, I know this is a super old post, but I don't see any more posts, and I am interested in what your outcome ended up being. After months of pain and misdiagnoses, I have also just been diagnosed with osteochondral defect from an MRI. Trying to be my own advocate, and I believe this includes consulting my "sisters."

Thanks,

Liza

1 down, 5 to go!

Dx 11/16/2010, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIa, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-