LUCI's Journey with Bone Cancer

Patient: Bone Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 82, Stage IV

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    • LUCI
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

    I have already had a PET scan, Bone scan, MRI, and biopsy. The biopsy showed one cancer cell. Now my doctor wants another PET scan and bone scan, plus a monthly IV to strenghten the bone. I thought I was ready for radiation treatments, but now I'm leary of doing all rhese tests again. Do I need them?

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    • LUCI
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I had bilateral breast removal in 2009. In 2012 a PET scan and bone scan showed a tumor in the left femur. I then had an MRI and a biopsy of the femur, which showed one cancer cell.. I was expecting my doctor to arrange radiation treatments, but instead ordered another PET scan and bone scan, as well as monthly IV treatments to strenghten the bone. I was very upset about going through those tests again. I didn't feel that I needed them.

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    • LUCI
    • Experience with Bone Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Should I go through those tests again?

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