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Pain on pressure may be a normal one. However, I cannot rule out an adverse possibility with clinical sign alone. I would suggest you undergo a complete evaluation if suggested by your local oncologist.
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Patient replied :
I was just looking at a BONE SCAN from February. They had told me it was negative. Then I found this in it: "There are small round foci with minimal uptake in the right femur and right knee metaphysis of the tibia and femur" I looked, and the foci in the femur are about halfway up the leg. Does this mean something bad? I don't think I have arthritis--and anyway, I didn't think you could get arthritis in the middle of the leg. Then I thought that lobular breast cancer often doesn't have it's bone cancer show up very well on scans. Do you think these foci could be cancer?--and just showing with mild uptake? The report didn't say anything about that. Do you think they missed something? I had a second bone scan done 2 months later. And it showed NONE of the foci--in the knee or in the leg. I wondered if maybe they just had the machine set wrong? Should I worry? Or should I figure that they have been checking me responsibly and if it were cancer we would know it? What can cause mild uptake on a bone scan that is NOT cancer?
Bone scans in cancer can be specific in detection of mets.
I cannot be sure without seeing the scans. Can you forward the scan film and reports with time sequence of Chemo administration for correlation.
I thought we were discussing about doing a PET CT scan. Did your oncologist suggest you to do it ??