What could it be on my scapula?

Hi, I just received the results of my full body bone scan and the onco doctor said the good news is nothing showed in my hip area. Just a ‘tiny’ bit of ‘noise’ indeterminable over my right posterior scapula so given my history they are ordering a CT scan.

I wondered what it could possibly be?

I also have a pelvic and lumbar MRi planned which my physio ordered (but suspect Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome).

Hello babyblue1875,

Thanks for posting.

We’re not sure what symptoms you have in your hip area that led to the bone scan- it’s good to see this was clear.

Anyone with a history of breast cancer who develops bone related symptoms will have this investigated to rule out spread or recurrence. It’s not uncommon for abnormalities to be found when scanning someone and these can have several different causes ranging from insignificant to something more serious.

Your oncologist described the area on your scapula as a ‘tiny bit of noise’ which really could be anything. You explain they have ordered a CT scan. This along with the bone scan and MRI the physio has ordered means you are being well assessed and hopefully you will have the answer soon to the cause of any symptoms you have and what is on your scapula.

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