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    JodiG -- I understand. My husband (age 79) also has lung cancer and was initially misdiagnosed. It is easy to blame the doctors but cancer is a disease of symptoms and sometimes those symptoms look like something else -- a few targeted tests and a biopsy tell the real story, eventually. . . . and though we are never ready for this kind of news, its important to get past the anger and get on to doing the important job of supporting our loved one. We can't change yesterday -- and we don't know about tomorrow. Since my husband's diagnosis in Jan/Feb I have really had to concentrate on one day at a time, staying in the present moment and eliminating the "what ifs". Today is the only day we have -- don't waste it. Sending much love and prayers for your Dad.

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    Barbs asked a questionLung Cancer

    Bone metastasis

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      CAS1

      ditto on sue rae. this does not mean you have bone mets

      about 4 years ago
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      I also have had several scans. Mine weren't as time consuming as SueRae. After the injection I had to sit quietly for 1 hour.Watching tv wasn't bad. Then the scan was a half hour(could be an hour). Then I was free to go. Everyone has different needs. This was just my experience.Some people have anxiety during the scan, but I used it as a time to rest. I always ask them to occasionally give me an update on how much longer. Good Luck.

      about 4 years ago
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      Just to clarify - My oncologist likes to schedule all my scans for the same day so i don't have go down to the hospital multiple times. The CT takes 5 Min. The MRI about an hour and the bone scan 45 min -hour My previous triple header in early Jan I had the MRI last.

      about 4 years ago
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    happyhappy12 My husband has been diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. We are currently getting chemo treatments -- but yesterday the oncologist ordered a bone scan and talked about possibility of radiation treatments as well. We would be interested in learning about your experience and particularly the side affects from radiation treatment. Wishing you all good things, peace, joy and love.