Following the bone scan , I t was reported that I have 3 broken ribs! I was sent away to rest ( been doing so since Feb ) ..and if no improvement by the beginning of August an MRI.
Aug will be 6 months of pain, I have been in touch and I'm returning on wed... x
I was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer in April 2014. There was no lymph node involvement, however my pathology report said there was a possibility of vascular invasion. I had lumpectomy, chemo, radiotherapy and 6 months Herceptin (i was on the PERSEPHONE trial).
I recently had a CT scan as i was feeling some discomfort arround my rib area. The CT scan showed some concerns around the 10th rib. My cancer nurse ordered a bone scan at this point. In the meantime i had my regualr check up with my surgeon, he said that the CT scan had definitely showed metastasis in the bone (10th rib and pelvic area). I was on my own at this appointment so was very upset to hear the news.
I had my bone scan last Monday and the results have said the same (concerns around 10th rib and pelvic area). My consultant now wants me to have a PET CT scan.
I am just so confused i cant think straight, will the PET CT scan tell the consultant what is going on for defininte? I am supposed to be going on holiday next week, i would like to think i have some clarification by then.
If anyone can give advice i would much appreciate it
I've had both - the bone scan showed up the bone tumours much better than the CT. I'd had mammograms & ultrasound before that as I was worried about the pain but was told there was nothing to worry about. Diagnosis came about because I had a cyst removed because it was unsightly - they sent it for a routine biopsy then panic stations, sending me for all sorts of scans. I asked for and got a printout of my skeleton which is quite cool to have.
Thanks for this Helen . I finally had the Bone scan last Friday & have an appointment for the results at Royal Marsden on Thursday. I am still in pain - worse at night and praying all will be ok. Hope you get good news .. let me know xx
Hi Bethy, my SBC in my pelvis was picked up when i was having a CT scan of my colon - no problems there. I then had a bone scan which showed more specifically where the C was. However a bone scan shows all wear and tear on bones but it does show where it is, I subsequently had a bone biopsy to ascertain that it was C and what type it was so they may need to do other tests to find out as much as they can about what's wrong with you. Good luck with all your tests and a big hug while you are waiting for results. B xx
Hi everyone, not been on this site for several years but am hoping for some advice.
Originally diagnosed 2008 with lobular bc. I had lumpectomy & full axillary clearance 4/22 involved. Chemo & radiotherapy.
All had been well until February this year when I have had increasing pain in my ribs on bc side. .. wakes me at night.At the end of March I visited gp who ordered a standard X-ray. Then I visited my oncologist who ordered a CT scan... this has come back as inconclusive! So now I am to have a bone scan.
Is this normal? How can a CT scan be inconclusive?
Really appreciate your knowledge , wonderful ladies... thankyou xx