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    Treatment Side Effects--Bone Lesions?

    Asked by Ivy on Thursday, October 9, 2014

    Treatment Side Effects--Bone Lesions?

    I have followup scans scheduled due to a small lesion that showed up on my right clavicle near the sternoclavicular junction. It was labeled "possible degeneration," unlikely metastasis. Is this likely related to the position of the port used throughout chemotherapy? I welcome all replies, as it seems unlikely to be related to a particular cancer or its treatment. Thanks, everyone.

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    • lilymadeline's Avatar
      lilymadeline

      Did it show up on a PET/CT? Have they done x-rays as well? I honestly think that you should ask your oncologist all these questions.
      You are stage 3 so I would guess it is always possible that your cancer is moving into your bones. I have never heard of a port doing anything like this. But again please have a long hard talk with your oncologist and ask him to find out for sure what it is, and not guess. Usually bone mets are painful but it also depends on their size and location as well.

      over 6 years ago
    • Hoping4ever's Avatar
      Hoping4ever

      I have never heard that port can cause such thing . Many patients in my word have it for along time and never complained of any bad side effect . I installed it three years ago and no doctor mentioned this possibility . But, it is a legitimate question. Hope u find answers soon and best of luck.

      over 6 years ago
    • mking104's Avatar
      mking104

      Does Brain fog every go away?

      over 6 years ago
    • cam32505's Avatar
      cam32505

      Well, it's not like degeneration sounds good, but better than metastasis. I hope it is not bad news. I think you will only know when you get the scans and possible a biopsy.

      over 6 years ago

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