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|2/5/2012||Hi Lily- I had DCIS 5 yrs. ago at age 36. Opted for bilateral mastectomy, SNB was negative, and had prophylactic TAH/BSO in 2007 (brca2+), no tamoxifen, chemo or radiation were recommended at the time. Had an x-ray and bone scan last week due to rib pain that's lasted several weeks and not improved with NSAIDS. There were a couple of hot spots, 2 ribs, sternum, right tibia, skull. Scheduled for a PET scan this week, and have requested appointment with oncologist @ JHHS where I was initially treated to review the findings. I'm now 43, post menopausal and unfamiliar with current treatments for recurrence and outcomes, but understand that bone mets are treated differently than mets to organs. Any insight from your end is greatly appreciated.|
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|2/5/2012||so likely a biopsy of one of this ribs with the hot spot would be needed to confirm a diagnosis. prognostic receptors would be performed on that specimen as well with the hope that the results would be ER positivty if we assume this is a bone met from breast cancer. commonly treatment for bone mets is hormonal therapy.This would be an aromatase inhibitor. So you will want to call 410-955-8964 and arrange to see one of our medical oncologists soon. make the scheduler aware you area known patient to us so they can speed this along for you too. Bring your scans/xrays. hang in there honey. let's see what our team of experts determines this to be and how best to take care of it. L|
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