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Bone ALP values Help

ALP is getting high after chemo. It never go back to normal and My MO wasn’t concern.

I went to Bone specialist and he found that it’s coming from Bone.

I freak out. I am getting bone scan. I don’t have any symptoms. Any similar situations?

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  • kaynotrealname
    kaynotrealname Member Posts: 366

    Did your MO send you to a bone specialist? Seems a little weird since they should be monitoring your levels and if they're not concerned why send you elsewhere.

  • sergio74
    sergio74 Member Posts: 6

    In MD Anderson there is Bone Health Specialist. They looked to DEXA scan and decide to prevent bone loss due to osteopenia. My osteopenia got worse from last year. She sent me there for treatment

  • kaynotrealname
    kaynotrealname Member Posts: 366

    Ah. That makes sense.

  • elderberry
    elderberry Member Posts: 1,058

    sergio74: I had elevated ALP for several years after chemo and still on H&P. I did what everyone does even though they are told not to - I went to Dr Google. I suggested to my MO that I thought I might be borderline anemic since I had no mets in my bones and other blood work was okay including WBC/RBC. He said "no no. Don't worry about the ALP" but then he relented and sent me off for a blood test just for Iron and VItamin B12. I had 50% (!!)less iron than I should have. I started taking iron supp and my ALP has always been within range now. I have osteoporosis and take Anondrate, calcium.VIt C and VIt D supplements.

  • sergio74
    sergio74 Member Posts: 6

    thank you so much. It made sense as I have iron deficiency all my life.
    You made me feel better.

  • elderberry
    elderberry Member Posts: 1,058

    It is a thought and I hope I am right in your case.