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    Bone mets

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      Ashera

      Can you tell us more? Hard to comment on just two words.

      over 1 year ago
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      ChicagoSandy

      Pain is a red flag—if you get back or hip aches that won’t go away, ask your onc to order a PET scan.

      over 1 year ago
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      Rustysmom

      I agree with all the previous answers. You should be having annual screenings. I have a sister who was diagnosed denovo with bone mets. Her first symptoms were pains in her side, that she dismissed as muscle strain. Shortly after, she started cracking ribs, by doing no more than rolling over in bed. She is about 8 years out from diagnosis, and until recently the cancer cells only spread in her bones. We can't afford to dismiss even minor symptoms, so if you are concerned about something, there's no harm in getting it checked out, just for the peace of mind. Take care!

      over 1 year ago
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      Definitely have yearly appointments! My mom was having really bad back and hip pain. She had imaging, physical therapy, chiropractic, and then more imaging. This was over the course of a year. On her yearly appointment with her oncologist, she mentioned her back pain and the oncologist looked at her scans and immediately ordered new imaging. She had mets in her hip really bad and also in her back. The mets in her hip were visible on her previous imaging but at that time they were looking at her back so that was extremely frustrating. If she hadn't seen the oncologist, she probably would be dead. She has been in treatment for 12 years now - every time a medication stops working there is a new one for her to try. There are lots of treatment options for metastatic breast cancer.

      over 1 year ago
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    Olivia Newton-John

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      LiveWith, I had meant to edit my "Thank you!" by saying I wasn't implying that you believed in any alternative treatments. I'm sorry I didn't say that. I'm always so eager to clap whenever anyone puts down woo-woo solutions to trying to stay alive!

      over 4 years ago
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      Me, too, Carool!!! I didn't even THINK about what the content of that article was; only that it stated the stage of her cancer!! I posted the link because I figured someone would no doubt dispute the stage and I knew I would never find where I saw it again. I'm not convinced that the article was right anyway, but I looked at any number of articles and none of them stated the stage of her first cancer.

      over 4 years ago
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      Carool

      Thanks, Live!

      over 4 years ago
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