Worried about rib pain being mets
I am 4 years out of double mastectomy and chemo. Just last week I developed severe rib pain and don't know of anything I may have done to cause it. It is below my right breast and is a spot about 3-4 inches long. It hurts when I touch it, when I stretch, twist, or when I bend over. It also hurts more lying down. From what I read these can all be symptoms of mets to ribs. Has anyone experienced similar symptoms?
The strange part is that I had clear bone and CT scans 4 months ago. How likely is it that I would go from nothing detectable in a scan to experiencing seering pain from mets just 4 months later.
I called my onc and he is sending me back to my breast surgeon but I can't get in til Thursday. I'm worried to death!