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Diagnosis 2 -Clear Bone Scan and Liver Scan & Lung Xray

March 4, 2010
My brother in-law (Serafion), died of Bone Cancer a week before my mastectomy, and I have been suffering from joint pains for quite sometime.
It made us all worried that the breast cancer may have spread or mestastasied to the bone.
However, my surgical oncologist informed us that there is no sign that I have bone cancer. My
There is no definite scan evidence of bone mestastases on the current study
Breast ca. for staging
A Tc-99m MDP whole body scan was performed. No prior bone scan available for comparison
Radiotracer uptake suggestive of mild degenerative changes is seen in the shoulders, hips, knees and feet. No significant tracer update is noted elsewhere.
No comparison study was available
The liver is of normal size and echogenicity. No focal hepatic mass is seen. The gallbladder wall is not thickened and no gallstone is seen. The common duct is not dilated and measures 0.3 cm in calibre.
The spleen is of normal size and echonenicity, measuring 9cm in length. Both kidneys are normal, measuring 11.1 cm on the right and 11.5 cm on the left in length. The visualized pancrease is unremarkable.
Unremarkable ultrasound study of hepatobiliary system
The heart appears enlarged. No lung lession seen  (A Heart scan was ordered by my Surgical Oncologist on March 10th).
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  1. Nanay Miriam permalink
    April 1, 2010 2:05 am

    If we had known before hand that all this scans use radiation, I would have avoided these tests for my mother and relied on the blood tests included in her Pre-Admission Screening prior to surgery.Refer to this to know how blood tests (non-invasive) can tell us if we have abnormalities in the liver, bloodstream or metabolism. the one hand, it is good to know that the cancer has not spread to her other vital organs.

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