Thank you emperor..had the xrays over 10 days ago now still no results. Hope things go well for your mum and thats its nothing serious 🙂
Good luck, my mum is having a similar problem at the mo and is going for x-rays today. Hope all goes well for you.
Thanks for all your comments and advise, appreciated muchly! I know it can be a million and one other things other than breast cancer related...but it is so hard not to have that ounce of doubt. Will see what the xrays show and go from there.. but again thanks for your advice. Take care Mel xx
I'm sorry you are having this awful worry. I had a spine tumour but had no pain - it will depend on where it is and the size. There are lots of causes for back pain besides mets, so there's a very good chance it is something much less serious, but any persistent pain should be checked out. A bone scan would be preferable to an x-ray. X-rays will not show small tumours, but a bone scan should pick up any areas of unusual cellular activity - although it is not definitive.
I agree contact your onc/ bcn and request a bone scan otherwise you will just keep worrying. Whatever it is, you need to get to the bottom of what is causing you back pain one way or another. I'm sure it will be urelated. Fingrs crossed 🙂
Sorry I dont have an answer, Probably worth contacting your oncologist for advice.
Luv n Hugs
Haven't posted before... but here goes.
Diagnosed July 2009 had mastectomy and lymph node removal (all clear) 6 x FEC and Rads. For the past few week have had pain in my lower back, the pain is strong and takes my breath away but eventually with painkillers subside but they come back a little stronger each time. Find it hard to walk, bend and cant sleep sometimes for pain. Have been to see GP who is sending me for an x-ray. I try to not to get paranoid with every ache and pain but its hard and now am worried that I may have bone mets? What are the symptoms of Bone Mets? Will a general x-ray pick up bone mets and how do you get through life without niggling paranoia taking over. Sorry if I sound like I'm whingeing and most days are good but any words of wisdom would be much appreciated. Thanks 🙂