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The process of cancer treatment; Part IV – Bone Scan by Jennifer J. Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 Oct 2013 12:00am 9:15 We set off from home at 9:15. A dreary day, with pouring rain. 10:15 We arrived at the hospital for the Bone Scan by 10:15. Unfortunately, P2 parking lot was full. We went into the 5-level P1 parking lot. It took for ever to find a spot on the top floor. The parking spots were too small in many cases, as some people did not park to ... Read on »
Bone scans in diagnosis of prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 1:52am A bone scan uses tiny amounts of radioactive materials called tracers (or properly “radionuclides”) that are injected into the patient. These tracers accumulate in certain organs and tissues, such as bones, and give off a type of radiation called “gamma” radiation. The gamma rays can be “seen” by using a special camera, which produces images that ... Read on »
1March 4, 2010Diagnosis 2 -Clear Bone Scan and Liver Scan & Lung Xray by Nanay's daughter Posted Thu 04 Mar 2010 12:00am My brother in-law (Serafion), died of Bone Cancer a week before my mastectomy, and I have been suffering from joint pains for quite sometime. It made us all worried that the breast cancer may have spread or mestastasied to the bone.   However, my surgical oncologist informed us that there is no sign that I have bone canc ... Read on »
MRI, CT, and other imaging tests in diagnosis of prostate cancer by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 1:52am Although bone scans are the primary and most important imaging test used in the diagnosis of prostate cancer, several other imaging tests also have significant — if slightly less central — roles. If you are one of the people who needs one of these tests, it will help you to have some idea what is going on. When Is an MRI Appropriate?  Magne ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Lung Cancer by Med Team Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Lung Cancer: Bone scan Bronchoscopy Chest x-ray Colorectal Cancer CT scan Fecal Occult Bleeding Lung biopsy Lung Function Mediastinoscopy Mediastinotomy MRI Needle aspiration biopsy Pathology Physical exam Positron Emission Tomography ... Read on »
The Fear of Recurrence: Cancer’s Evil Twin by Matthew Z. Patient Expert Posted Thu 20 Oct 2011 4:33pm By Emily Cousins – Posted in: Editorial , Health , Stupid Cancer A month after I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I got a bone scan. I thought the hard part was going to Nuclear Medicine and being injected with a dye that made me so radioactive I couldn’t stand near newborn son for 24 hou ... Read on »
Some Screens Miss Spread of Breast Cancer by Medline Plus Posted Wed 12 Sep 2012 6:00am Bone scans, liver ultrasounds and chest X-rays only caught small number of cases Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Breast Cancer , Diagnostic Imaging Read on »
Who really needs a bone scan at time of diagnosis? by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Wed 09 Mar 2011 12:00am Every year tens of thousands of men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer are given a bone scan (and other types of scan) as part of their “normal” diagnostic work-up. The only value of the bone scan is that it is able to identify men who already have (or at least may have evidence suggesting) actual metastatic prostate cancer to thei ... Read on »
Bone Complications in Breast Cancer by PinkRibbons .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Breast cancer like many cancers can sometimes spread to other parts of the body. Often the disease attacks the bone and complications occur. Doctors have effective treatments to combat this situation but why do complications occur in the first place? LEE ROSEN, MD: There are two separate reasons why bone complications would occur in b ... Read on »
Celeste, Breast Cancer and New Primary Site by thepinkribbonshop Posted Mon 24 Aug 2009 12:22pm Celeste had the misfortune of being diagnosed with bone cancer (chondrosarcoma) shortly after her breast cancer treatment. Once upon a time...When I was 45 years old I had a mammogram and they found a lump, so I had a biopsy. It was cancer, 1.5 cm no nodes involved. I did 6 rounds of chemo,(CMF). When I had pre-op to my surgery they ... Read on »