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      A bone scan may be done first to help determine the location of an abnormal bone in complex bone structures such as the foot or spine. Follow-up evaluation then may be done with a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Since you have already had the CT scan, it doesn't seem like the bone scan would be help unless there is cause to believe that bones outside the area of the CT scan may contain malignancies. In any case, the only likely way to conclusively determine if it is malignant or not is via a biopsy.

      almost 4 years ago
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      Kenspeach,
      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and I will attempt an answer to your question. The T-spine is the thoracic spine and that would generally be the length of spine that supports your ribs. A bone scan might prove useful to you in determining whether it is a malignancy. During a bone scan, a radioactive tracer that collects in the bone is introduced into the bloodstream. As the scan is performed, healthy bone appears grey on film images. Cancerous or unhealthy bone tissue would be darker. So in short, it would help to narrow the suspected spot on the film. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      almost 4 years ago
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      I don't know the answer to your question. I do know that I get bone scans 2-3 times a year in addition to my Chest CT and abdominal MRI w/contrast (I get these every 2-3 months). I know that a CT scan picked up the lesions on my liver and I was then sent for an MRI for more detail in July 2009 when my stage IV kidney cancer was diagnosed. Your doctor may send you for an MRI or may go streight for a biopsy as nancjac suggested.

      Sending you hugs and prayers -

      almost 4 years ago
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      Its sounds like you have been offered a clinical trial of an immunotherapy drug for Liver cancer?

      Ther eis great hope for the success of Immunotherapy drugs as some have shown profound effects and cures for some cancers. If you are with a Liver cancer expert at a well known large Cancer center then this sould be looked at very carefully as it may have some very good results for you.

      Clinical trials have never been safer. The best of luck

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      i just typed in a lot of info---where did it go?
      im doing tmmunotherapy now,,call me--775-217-5053,and ill give you the vrundown,,,
      mike warren

      almost 4 years ago
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    My hubby has stage IV hepatocellular carcinoma. Worse on Nexavar. What adjuvant therapy are you using?

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