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Topic: Benign or Malignant Sclerotic Lesion

Forum: Diagnosed and Waiting for Test Results —

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Posted on: May 13, 2020 04:41PM - edited May 13, 2020 04:43PM by kathabus

kathabus wrote:

Hi Everyone--

I was wondering if anyone could lend some insight to my situation.

I had a CT Scan and a Bone Scan on Monday just to make sure nothing spread before I start radiation.

CT scan came back good. Stated--no lytic or blastic bone lesions.

Bone scan stated that there was a small lesion on my posterior superior iliac spine. It stated--could represent benign or malignant disease.

I felt very scared today seeing that today. Anyone out there have something similar to this? Did it wind up being something? Nothing? Thoughts?

Thank you. My MO never called me today, and I'm an anxious mess today :(

43 Years Old, Oncotype DX 10 Dx 2/17/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/23/2020 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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May 13, 2020 08:22PM - edited May 13, 2020 08:22PM by Krose53

I did have a lesion that they said could be benign or malignant in the L 4 area of my spine. I had a CT, and MRI and a PET scan. It was determined to be arthritis. Good luck!

Dx 11/16/2017, ILC/IDC, Both breasts, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 12/27/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 1/22/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2018
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May 14, 2020 04:59AM kathabus wrote:

Thank you for your response. I had quite a bit of arthritis show up, so that is interesting!

43 Years Old, Oncotype DX 10 Dx 2/17/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/23/2020 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 1, 2020 08:33PM 2019whatayear wrote:

I had a spot on my bone scan and it turned out to be a bony island . I was really scared waiting . Hugs

IDC 2 cm micromets 1 node 8 more removed. BMX 6/24, A/C then Taxol 7/25, 25 rads 1/6/2020 No reconstruction BRCA2 - BSO 2/19 all clear/ starting AI on 3/1/2020
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Jun 3, 2020 05:58AM kathabus wrote:

Biopsy in—benign! 🙌🏼 I think it’s a lot of confusing words that mean bone island. Wow, that really threw me for a loop. I feel grateful and think about the women who don’t get that news. I am much more educated about metastatic breast cancer now and hope with all my might they continue to improve those treatments!!! 💕

43 Years Old, Oncotype DX 10 Dx 2/17/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/23/2020 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Jun 3, 2020 06:58AM Beesie wrote:

Yah!!! Congratulations!

“No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” Edmund Burke
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Jun 4, 2020 05:54AM 2019whatayear wrote:

Very happy for your good news kathabus!

IDC 2 cm micromets 1 node 8 more removed. BMX 6/24, A/C then Taxol 7/25, 25 rads 1/6/2020 No reconstruction BRCA2 - BSO 2/19 all clear/ starting AI on 3/1/2020
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Jun 15, 2020 06:45AM GiGiL wrote:

I am so very happy for you! I am hoping you are breathing a big sigh of relief. Did you have a bone biopsy? I am scheduled for one next Monday. Can you tell me what to expect?

Dx 5/6/2011, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jun 15, 2020 03:06PM kathabus wrote:

Hi....yes I did. I had a CT guided bone biopsy. "Bone biopsy" sounds terrible, but it really isn't. At least it wasn't for me. I had procedural sedation....you're awake, but barely. I had an IV and they monitor you throughout the whole process. They kept me comfortable the whole time. I can't say it hurt really at all. Even afterward I was surprised at how fine I felt. I maybe took an ibuprofen the next day. Felt like a bruise for a day or so. That's it.

Now I will tell you....getting off the sedation was a little rough for me. I was very nauseous and out of it that night. But I was fine by the next morning. Good luck to you! Try not to get too anxious about the procedure. It really was not bad at all :)




43 Years Old, Oncotype DX 10 Dx 2/17/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/23/2020 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 5/14/2020 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 7/20/2020 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 8/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)

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