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Posted on: Dec 17, 2018 05:59PM

Larkin wrote:

So, I have progressing bone mets and had a scan today. I’ve had flank pain since yesterday and figured whatever it was would show up on the scan and save me an Dr visit. Turns out it’s an 8 mm kidney stone. I’m 28 months into my diagnosis and have had a 3.5 mm stone that has been dormant for years. Never had an active kidney stone (I’m 50). I’m seeing a urologist tomorrow and waiting on a call back from my oncologist about getting some pain meds for tonight. Has anyone else experienced kidney stones related to bone mets? I’m neutropenic so I’m worried I won’t get a telltale fever of an infection starts but on the other hand, don’t want to go to the er for just pain meds and a pat on the head. I’d love to hear about your experiences

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Dec 17, 2018 06:51PM Cure-ious wrote:

Hi Larkin,

Its common with bone mets to get high calcium levels in the blood, owing to the degraded bone, and that can easily cause a kidney stone-

Dx 10/2003, IDC, Stage IIB, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/2015, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Dec 17, 2018 08:18PM Larkin wrote:

thanks, I figured that was it . When it rains it pours

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Dec 17, 2018 11:44PM JFL wrote:

Larkin, sounds painful. I haven't had kidney stones but did suffer from severe hypercalcemia at the time of diagnosis. Has your bloodwork been showing elevated calcium levels? Calcium is part of the basic CBC panel. Good luck with the urologist appointment. I hope you can also get the pain under control.

Chart your own course. Dx at 30. Dx with mets at 38 while pregnant - extensive liver & bone involvement. Currently on Navelbine, Tamoxifen and XGeva. ER+/PR+, HER2 equivocal (IHC +2/FISH negative) as of most recent biopsy. Dx 9/2006, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/16 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 9/22/2006 Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 11/6/2006 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 3/15/2007 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 12/2014, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone/liver/other, Grade 3, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 12/26/2014 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy 12/26/2014 Aromasin (exemestane), Faslodex (fulvestrant) Targeted Therapy 6/18/2015 Ibrance (palbociclib) Chemotherapy 3/10/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy 5/14/2017 Aromasin (exemestane) Targeted Therapy 5/14/2017 Afinitor (everolimus) Chemotherapy 8/18/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 3/23/2018 Doxil (doxorubicin) Chemotherapy 4/26/2019 Navelbine (vinorelbine) Hormonal Therapy 4/26/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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