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Posted on: Jun 6, 2018 10:32PM

CIW wrote:

How sensitive have CT scans been to picking up your bone mets? I have had hip and low back pain (on one side) very consistent with bone met pain for months now. My oncologist is mildly concerned but not overly since I am not that far out of diagnosis or chemo. Both an x-ray and CT came back normal. I have heard MRIs are a better test, but I cannot have one since I still have my expander. I am just not sure whether to feel confident this pain is nothing or to be more concerned

Dx 7/21/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/7/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 9/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
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Jun 8, 2018 11:00PM KBeee wrote:

A bone scan is most often used. Hoping the pain eases

Karen. Dx 8/5/2013, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 8/26/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 9/20/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/12/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/23/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 1/29/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 2/2/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Dx 2/25/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 2/25/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 3/31/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 8/25/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 8, 2018 11:53PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I have never had a bone scan for mets, but do have PET scans. That is how my bone met was found and then confirmed by biopsy. i do not now nor have i ever had bone pain, so pain may or may not mean something. best wishes.

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 9, 2018 06:53AM vampeyes wrote:

I had a CT done that came back showing 3 small spots on my spine, had a bone scan done and that came back "Likely degenerative disease or tiny bone islands". CT also found spot on my lung and will follow up in 6 months with another CT. Hope this helps. For the pain try magnesium, I use natural calm and have to say my wrist and back pain are some days nil. I am also doing Yoga to help with pain. Also, if you are on Tamoxifen or any of the AI's they could also be causing the pain.

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Dx 9/20/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/17/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 11/14/2017 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/28/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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