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Sun, May 17 7:59am · Needle Biopsy for Bone Cancer in Cancer

The needle biopsy went w/o incident after another postponement. It confirmed that the lesion on my 6th right rib is metastatic. I reviewed the results with my PCP but not yet my oncologist. I plan to consult with my surgeon as well. I need to collect as much information as I can in order to make decisions about my treatment plan going forward. Is my cancer aggressive? What is the prognosis…the time line? I have been advised that my metastatic cancer is incurable. So, what is the goal of immunotherapy, delay of progression? If recommended, how do you balance side effects and quality of life remaining? Until my questions are addressed, I am anxious.

Fri, May 1 6:55am · Needle Biopsy for Bone Cancer in Cancer

Thanks for the info. Needle biopsy scheduled for May 13,2020.

Tue, Apr 28 4:28pm · Needle Biopsy for Bone Cancer in Cancer

Nuclear Bone Scan + CT Scan of rib confirms metastatic lesion. Is needle biopsy a medical necessity?

Nov 9, 2019 · Bladder Cancer in Cancer

CT Scan abd/pelv negative. Hematuria ideopathic.

Nov 1, 2019 · PET Scan After Chemo/Radiation in Cancer

Bladder cancer. Radical cystectomy in Sept. '18. No mention of less frequency of scan over time.

Oct 24, 2019 · PET Scan After Chemo/Radiation in Cancer

Becky, I know you mean well, but, of course, I am anxious….I have cancer! As I mentioned in my query, my forthcoming PET scan will show whether my chemo/radiation was effective. I am in the process of scheduling the scan, so I wanted learn from others about the interval between ending those therapies and having the scan.

Oct 24, 2019 · PET Scan After Chemo/Radiation in Cancer

What is the recommended interval between the end of chemo/radiation and a PET scan to determine effectiveness?

Sep 14, 2019 · Bladder Cancer in Cancer

Martin….my radical cystectomy last Sept. removed my bladder, prostate and neighboring lymph glands. Thankfully, my right kidney remains intact. My forthcoming CT scan was prescribed to reveal the cause of the 5 days of hematuria now resolved.