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Re: Nuclear bone scan results

I had an MRI on my neck last night and I'm due a bone scan on Wednesday. I wasnt worried about my symptoms being much more than muscular until the breast surgeon said she wanted the bone scan. I've had loads over the years, bone scans, CTs, MRIs and xrays and twice I've had scares that thankfully both times turned out to be ok with a benign mass under my sternum and 2 cyst on my liver. 

On last nights MRI I had an odd experience that I've never had before. I had a burning sensation and it was on the exact spot where my spine feels bruised. I googled it but I cant find any info. It was a really odd feeling..

 

I've not been given a follow up appointment for results either. Just got told "We'll write to you with the results" so that means I'll be waiting even longer. Waiting is the worst x

Kate

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I think we can all appreciate how the waiting for results is the worst part, we have all been there so understand completely. There’s no definite answer that any of us can give to your question about going in on 21st, at least you are not having to wait the extra week. I would say try not to think about it, but of course you will, as we all did. However I would say do not search online (particularly Google) about survival times or treatments for secondary BC. A lot of information is way out of date and therefore very scary to read. Until you know whether you have SBC or not to be honest it’s best not to do any research. Whenever I’ve been waiting for scan results, and I’ve had many over the years of having SBC, I have come around to thinking ‘what I don’t know can’t affect me at the moment’ so there’s no point stressing over things or running different scenarios in my head until I know the facts. That’s when I have searched online but only for the specific things I need to know, that way I find out what’s relevant and not track down some bit of information that in the end isn’t anything to do with me! This website, and the forum in particular has been very helpful to me over the years as the information shared by so many of us is ‘real’ and not some research paper that was written a long time ago and already out of date.

Nicky x

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Hi there, new to all this.  I had a bone scan a couple of weeks ago, then a chest xray and the consultant called me to say they were not happy with the scan, but didn't elaborate.  I had BC in 2003, mastectomy, recon / chemo/rads.  I've been pretty much "free" since 2013 when I stopped arimidex, and this is such a shock to me.  I've since had a ct scan and an MRI. I had an appt for today to go over the results, but the consultant is on holiday so it's been scheduled for 28th.  I can't cope with this, I've called the hospital and they've asked me to go in on 21st with my husband.  Does this sound like good news?????  

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Couple of days for results is normal in my area if that helps. As are extra scans sometimes the first scan might not be clear enough or they may want more detail on certain areas, it doesn’t mean anything one way or another generally I don’t think. Scans bring out the anxiety in all of us x 

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Nuclear bone scan results

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I had a CT scan on Thursday and also a nuclear bone scan as been having some abdominal issues and pain in ribs and back. When the bone scan had finished the radiographer wanted to do another further scan of abdomen and pelvis. At the end of this when I was leaving, she said that I would get the results in a couple of days and checked who had referred me. The scans were arranged by my breast cancer nurse ( breast cancer stage 2b last year) so I haven't seen a doctor yet. My question is, if it is good news would I hear that quickly? I am assuming it is good news and the results don't need to be discussed at an MDT meeting, my BC nurse can just phone me with the results- all clear. Or am I going to get the results that quickly because something has shown up? I have been wondering. Does anyone have experience of this?