Topic: First bone scan

Forum: Not Diagnosed With a Recurrence or Metastases but Concerned — Meet others concerned about developing a recurrence or metastases.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2022 09:49PM

Posted on: Jun 3, 2022 09:49PM

hopeheal wrote:

I was diagnosed with triple neg last year and went through treatment, but developed some mild neck pain after radiation for a few months when lying on my side & MO ordered an MRI. The MRI showed a non-discernible lesion in one of my cervical bones but radiology could not tell what it was & MO said it didn't look bright enough for a met. But now she wants to do a nuclear bone scan, in particular due slightly elevated Alkaline Phosphatase. Phosphatase was high last year & went down and I think one PA asked me if I had issues with my bones & I did mention a pre-existing issue with a limb, but no scan was ordered. MO doesn't believe in scans unless issue arises (per recent research), and I guess my composite picture at present is reason for one. In recent weeks though, the neck pain has diminished & is now gone, but I am wondering if the maintenance drug Xeloda I'm on is the cause; is Xeloda strong enough to attack bone mets? I can't seem to find that info. That would of course be bittersweet news, unless Xeloda also works on benign conditions.

ER weakly positive, being classified as triple negative. Dx 3/1/2021, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/1/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 4/6/2021 AC Surgery 9/1/2021 Lumpectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 11/16/2021 Whole breast: Left breast, Lymph nodes
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Jun 5, 2022 01:37PM serendipity09 wrote:

Hopeheal - Hi again!

The members in the All About Xeloda thread are very knowledgeable. If you have't done so, maybe ask there. My understanding is yes, X will attack all cancer cells. It stops cells rom making and repairing DNA, and cancer cells need to make and repair DNA so that they can grow and multiply. Hope this helps.

Maybe ask your question in the All About Xeloda thread, the members there are very knowledgeable.

"You can't wait until life isn't hard anymore, before you decide to be happy" - Nightbirde Dx IDC, ER-/PR-, HER2-
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Jun 5, 2022 08:10PM hopeheal wrote:

Thank you Serendipity!Happy The scan is coming up soon so I will know one way or another. Very nervous.

ER weakly positive, being classified as triple negative. Dx 3/1/2021, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 3/1/2021 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 4/6/2021 AC Surgery 9/1/2021 Lumpectomy (Left) Radiation Therapy 11/16/2021 Whole breast: Left breast, Lymph nodes

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