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Bone Mets

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    killmel
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    I would like to know how bone mets are detected???? Is there a special scan??? How are bone mets detected?

    Thanks You for your reply, Douglas (wife Julie stage 4)

    I would like to know how bone mets are detected???? Is there a special scan??? How are bone mets detected?

    Thanks You for your reply, Douglas (wife Julie stage 4)

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      Lori C
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      Hi,

      Will had bone mets and they were detected with CT scans.    They caused a fair bit of pain at a certain point, which was treated with fentanyl patches.   The last chemo he was on (which was fairly effective for him) caused them to sclerose, or begin healing.

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      Lori C
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      Hi,

      Will had bone mets and they were detected with CT scans.    They caused a fair bit of pain at a certain point, which was treated with fentanyl patches.   The last chemo he was on (which was fairly effective for him) caused them to sclerose, or begin healing.

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      LynnLuc
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      When I was first diagnosed with stage 4 they gave me a bone scan with dye…they didn't find anything and I remember the tech saying "what are you here for? There is nothing wrong with you! " I was always so tearful back then and could hardly hold it back…he was so accusing like I was faking something…I said I have stage 4 melanoma and didn't ask for this test!' I told my radiation oncologist and he said he was going to take of of him and it would never happen to another patient LOL

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      LynnLuc
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      When I was first diagnosed with stage 4 they gave me a bone scan with dye…they didn't find anything and I remember the tech saying "what are you here for? There is nothing wrong with you! " I was always so tearful back then and could hardly hold it back…he was so accusing like I was faking something…I said I have stage 4 melanoma and didn't ask for this test!' I told my radiation oncologist and he said he was going to take of of him and it would never happen to another patient LOL

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      Carmon in NM
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      Along with everything else, I have a ruptured disc and was experiencing extreme back and nerve pain. My onc assured me that if there were any bone mets to my spine that the PET scan and IV contrast CT scan would show them and that there is no sign of bone mets in my case. She told me to determine if I have new non-cancerous spinal damage, I would have to have an MRI ordered specificially for that.

      I hope that helps and that you have a peaceful holiday – Carmon in NM Stage 4

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      Carmon in NM
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      Along with everything else, I have a ruptured disc and was experiencing extreme back and nerve pain. My onc assured me that if there were any bone mets to my spine that the PET scan and IV contrast CT scan would show them and that there is no sign of bone mets in my case. She told me to determine if I have new non-cancerous spinal damage, I would have to have an MRI ordered specificially for that.

      I hope that helps and that you have a peaceful holiday – Carmon in NM Stage 4

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