Bone, secondary cancer

Secondary bone cancer is cancer that has spread to the bones from a primary cancer somewhere else in the body. This group is for people affected by secondary bone cancer to share experiences and get support.

Anyone been in a similar situation?

Spring1
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Hello all,

I’m a bit all over the place, sorry if this comes across quite jumbled. I’m concerned I have breast ca metastasis in my pelvis as have been having pain for 2 months, on and off during the day, worst in evenings, feel nauseous a lot of the time. Also have pain in right rib cage but putting this down to RT and breast removal/tx. Ruled out ovarian ca today with a scan, but my GP is sending me for an urgent bone scan.

I finished treatment for breast cancer (chemo, herceptin, radiotherapy, lymph node clearance, double mastectomy) last November 2019. I didn’t have a whole body CT since my initial diagnosis back in April 2018. Can I possibly have metastasis so soon after completing treatment? Could they have been before and not seen?

Just wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation?

Sending you all my best wishes xx

Nickyd1
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Hi there

its horrible waiting for scans, your anxiety will be through the roof.

everyone’s story is different, and comparing yourself to others isn’t always a good thing.

hope you get a scan date ASAP then you’ll know what it is. Until then I hope you have some distractions to keep you going.

nicky Xxx

buttercup01
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Hi this is often known on the forum as " scanxiety". The fact there's a term for it shows how many of us get it. Doesn't make it feel any better tho does it?

Hope u soon have a scan date then at least you'll have something to plan for.

Good luck !

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Fear of the unknown is the worst thing. Once we know what we're facing, we find the strength to deal with it.
zola64
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Good evening, I am so sorry to hear of what you are going through, please read my profile, . The drug my beloved wife was on did a reamarkable job, so much so that Novartis - The manufacturer- used her as  a benchmark for the effectiveness of that drug..Unfortunately the Letrozole didnt work eventually but Kisqali was amazing in keeping the markers in her secondary bone cancer very much under control..