My bone scan came back negative for cancer. This is a huge relief for me. Now I think of my rib pain as a result of surgery rather than wondering if it is a cause for alarm. One bit of not-so-good news is that I have bone degeration in my cervical spine since my last bone scan 18 months ago. Studies show that women taking Femara lose bone density at twice the rate of other women. I take extra calcium for this. My sister brought up a good point and that is that it would be a good ideal for me to start lifting weights to protect my bones. I agree and will look into getting some to use here at home.