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Increased uptake in breast cancer bone scan

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Interventional Radiology 12 years experience
Hard to answer: Without seeing the images its difficult to answer this question. Where in the clavicle (i.E mid vs at sternoclavicular joint), morphology of the lesio... Read More
Dr. Jerry Froelich
Nuclear Medicine 44 years experience
What is the SPOT?: How was the "spot" detected? Depending on location in the clavicle it could be degenerative disease. If you had a ct or pet/ct of the chest that exa... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
Radiation Oncology 27 years experience
If : If the pain is persistent and especially if it is worse at night, with weight bearing, or radiates from your back to your hips or your hips to your kn... Read More
Dr. Raymond Taillefer
Nuclear Medicine 42 years experience
X-ray or bone scan: If you are having pain in both hips, it is unlikely that this pain is related to bone metastases from your breast cancer you had more than 6 years ago... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Tell your doc: Breast cancer survivors should alert their treating physicians as to any new bone pain.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Might be enough: The requirement for number of tube comes from both the type of tube needed for a particular test as well as the volume of blood needed. The volume pa... Read More
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
No problem: In all likelihood, this should not be an issue. Tumor markers are generally not recommended for patients with a history of breast cancer, primarily b... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgical Oncology 17 years experience
Ask your doc: You should ask your treating physician if the extra tubes are necessary. If they are return to the lab once you are fully hydrated.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
X-rays : X-rays can pick up cancer some of the time. For example, a chest x-ray can detect lung cancer. A ct scan or MRI is more sensitive in picking up cancer... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
See your doctor: You should be seen by your doctor at regular intervals, probably about every 2-3 months. You and your doctor should develop a plan for what is called ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Urbanic
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Pet scan challenging: A pet scan will generally show 3 main groups of findings. Infection inflammation or cancer. With a history of breast cancer a biopsy may be conside... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Maybe: There appears to be a link between high bone density and the risk of breast cancer. The reasons for the association are not clear, but may be estrogen... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 28 years experience
Not anywhere: Stage 0 breast cancer is non-invasive and by definition does not spread to the bone or anywhere else.
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Yes, but it happens: Stage 1 breast cancer has about a 2-5% chance of coming back or spreading. Breast cancer positive for the estrogen receptor is the one that can come... Read More

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