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Hi Ladies,
Just wanted to check with you, as i seem to only read about good treatments for Secondary Breast Cancer for people who are hormone receptive? I've been diagnosed with a Grade 3 TNBC and am waiting for scans to see if it's spread, obviously i'm a nervous wreck as i'm convinced it has, but all i read for TNBC and Secondaries is not good 😞 I know you may think i'm being silly as i've not been diagnosed with secondaries as yet but i just want to cover everything so i'm prepared (not that i think i would be anyway:( thanks and i hope you are all okay , Caroline xx
karen
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Thank you for your replies, I am seeing a GP in June and will be asking for a bone scan i think.

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Re. bone mets, usually you have MRI and bone scan as well as x-rays to confirm it.
I was d/g with bone mets straight off - but there was no change in 3 years - in October the medics told me 'it is less likely to be bone mets' due to no spread. They think it's a benign bone condition! Apparently, what they saw on x-rays, MRI's and bone scan 'hasn't behaved as they'd expect cancer to behave'.
SueCheshire
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Hi Karen
x ray can sometimes show bone mets, I had a problemish with my knee and my breast cancer consultant did an X-ray of my hip straight away. The X-ray showed nothing, he said bone mets sometimes show up as speckled on X-ray.
2 months later and after I'd been stuck in a traffic for 2 hrs my hip was much worse and I couldn't pick my leg up. I went to my GP and she ordered a bone scan (bone scans show activity and would show healing bone as well as cancer)
I had hot spots on spine and hip and so a MRI scan was done to investigate, i was then diagnosed with bone mets from that scan. That was all 5 years ago, after treatment I've had very little problems with the bone mets- long may it continue.
Best wishes
Sue

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Hi Karen,

Sorry you haven't had any replies as yet. If it would help to talk to someone in confidence please do give the BCC Helpline a call Tel. 0808 800 6000 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10-2pm)

With best wishes,

Anna, BCC Moderator

karen
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Quick-ish Question

I was dx with breast cancer 9 yrs ago, had WLE, Chemo., ( FEC ), Rads, and 5 years of Tamoxifen.
I have suffered with painful knees for about 3 years ( my job probably doesn't help I'm a nursery nurse working with 0 - 2's ).
Also last year I fell and sustained a fracture of the 9th rib on left side ( side effected by BC ).....this took quite a few months to heal properly.
About 8 weeks ago I fell from a chair, I again sustained fracturesd ribs but this time 2, one being the 9th again!!.... three weeks after the original injury I bent to put a dish in cupboard and felt and h eard rib crak, but no pain, then five weeks after the original injury I went to sit down and they cracked again....this time had severe pain again.
Saw a GP 2 weeks ago (not my usual one ), she straight away wanted another X-ray as noticed my BC history on file and said as long as next X-ray showed clean break it would be ok otherwise she would be referring for bone scan, X-ray aptly., was 'normal'.
When I saw my usual GP this week, I mentioned to him that the triage nurse I spoke to expressed concern regarding possible Osteoporosis /Osteopenia.....he said...'' its ok nothing like that or cancer sec's showed up on x-ray ''.........
Could someone tell me if a normal x-ray would even show up these things?.