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CT scan or Bone scan for Bone Mets diagnosis


Re: CT scan or Bone scan for Bone Mets diagnosis

Hi Bethy,


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CT scan or Bone scan for Bone Mets diagnosis

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