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    Why would hotspots show up on bone scan after chemo but not on petscan prior to surgery and chemo?

    Asked by SBB on Sunday, September 30, 2012

    Why would hotspots show up on bone scan after chemo but not on petscan prior to surgery and chemo?

    Diagnosed with IIB lung cancer with one node next to tumor affected. All others tested clear. Rt lower lobe removed. Petscan clear. 4rounds cisplatin and taxotere. Nulasta shots. Finished chemo in August and had bone scan 4 weeks later. Chest looks good but there are two hotspots in leg and arm. No pain, blood work good. I feel great! have Anyone experience this? Scheduled for needle biopsy next week.

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      nancyjac

      Hot spots are areas of high metabolic activity. Any inflammation or infection, whether malignant or not, will show up as a hot spot.

      over 4 years ago
    • barbershopgirl's Avatar
      barbershopgirl

      How did your biopsy turn out?

      over 4 years ago

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