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    Suspicious lesion in bone

    Asked by JMS on Thursday, March 14, 2013

    Suspicious lesion in bone

    Last week, I asked a question about a bone lesion after a CT body scan, to which CARM responded (thanks!). I have since had an MRI and the results indicate "a suspicion of metastatis" and I'll be having a biopsy within a few days. Has anyone ever experienced something like this? Should it prove positive for metastatic bone cancer, any idea of what treatment options there are? What about prognosis? Thanks - I'm very scared about this development - JMS

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      Thank you for the props there. If it turns out to be a metastasis, radiation is usually the course of treatment. Some chemotherapies will work, but the fastest and most convenient way is with radiation and it is usually very successful. A Lesion can be many things from scar tissue, bony prominences, and even an uneven bone density that will look like a lesion on a scan. Stop, take a breath, and don't put the horse before the cart yet. Here is a quick reference:

      Bone metastasis is more likely with cancers such as:

      I don't see pancreatic here so I am thinking positive....come join me! Carm.

      over 3 years ago

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