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Topic: First bone scan after treatment

Forum: Bone Health and Bone Loss —

Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019 10:42PM - edited Nov 1, 2019 08:17AM by Euphoriaa

Euphoriaa wrote:

Hello everyone! I was diagnosed in September 2018 with IDC grade 2 stage 3A, I had AC + T, I had surgery and rads. Now in tamoxifen. I recently had my first post-treatment bone scan. Last year's scan (before chemo) said: "hypercaptant areas with pathological significance are not observed." In this new scan, the technique complained because my previous report "said nothing". The new scan shows "increased uptake in coxofemoral joint compatible with a degenerative process" I will see my MO in a month or so. Can it be an osteoarthritis/osteoporosis or some other bone disease that is not cancerous? Could it have been present in my previous scan and was not classified as "pathological significance? Any feedback is welcome, thanks

Dx 9/24/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Nov 1, 2019 08:16AM Euphoriaa wrote:

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Dx 9/24/2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 1/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Sep 22, 2020 10:03PM Lulu44 wrote:

Sounds like the radiologist is saying you have uptake but it looks more to him like arthritis (degenerative) than cancer (pathological). If you feel worried give your doctor a call. Good luck :

Dx 6/28/2019, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 7/16/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 7/16/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/16/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 12/16/2019 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 1/1/2020 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab) Surgery 1/21/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 1/27/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 3/6/2020 Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 22, 2020 10:58PM MinusTwo wrote:

Lulu - Euphoria's posts are almost a year old. I'm assuming she was reassured by her other docs by now.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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