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Topic: CT or PET scan for pelvic pain?

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Posted on: Nov 12, 2019 11:28AM

jesnort5 wrote:

Which is more accurate for iliac bone pain? Anyone have personal experiences to share

Dx 4/10/2019, IDC, Right, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 13, 2019 11:24AM flashlight wrote:

I have been thinking about this also after reading another post. I have read that a MRI can give more information about soft tissue, muscles, cartilage etc in addition to bones. After that they do a bone scan and if that is positive a pet scan?? Since starting Tamoxifen there are days I ache all over.

Dx 11/15/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/26/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Radiation Therapy 1/27/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 21, 2019 06:12AM KBeee wrote:

MRI will give the most detailed reason for it, but bone scan is often used for bone pain too. I had iliac pain and an MRI was ordered. Unfortunately they did the lumbar spine the first time, so once they realized teh error a week later, I had to have the pelvis one. That was frustrating. It was not cancer though, so it was worth it.

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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