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    DancingFerret asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Help - Possible metastatic breast cancer?

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      The CTC test is very non-specific. My oncologist has a very low threshold for testing. I would encourage you to ask for or insist upon a PET scan. It is the best tool to find metastatic disease and know exactly where it may be located. Your symptoms could be from hormonal meds, but the weight loss is most concerning to me, plus abnormal blood work. Get seen and get imaged, then you will know what to do next.

      about 1 year ago
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      TXHILLS is right.
      Most concerning is weight loss And bloodwork. Push for a pets scan.
      I know this is easier said than done but,do not panic! Get tests done..

      about 1 year ago
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      I would call the nurse back before the appointment to request she schedule a scan, so you won't have to wait even longer to schedule it after you see the doctor.

      about 1 year ago
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    DancingFerret asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Possible Bone Mets and Bone Scan Accuracy

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      PS When I originally had the mammogram and sonogram that found the masses in my breast, they appeared benign to the radiologist ("we're 99.9% sure you could just leave them alone if you don't want a biopsy") and in actuality were not only malignant but invasive. So I'm a little headshy of radiologists and false negatives.

      over 2 years ago
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      2nd opinion. follow your sixth sense open your heart and spirit to God he is speaking to you. pray and ask the holy spirit to guide you. ...But God!!!!!

      over 2 years ago
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      It's best to have it checked out thoroughly. Some tests are better than others for different things. With a cancer history, you can't rule that out. First of all, some of my treatments would generate leukemia later in life, so they should be looking for these things.

      over 2 years ago
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