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headaches = brain mets?


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I've had relatively minor pains, but more like "pangs" at a couple spots in my head. I just finished chemo and am on Traceva and Avastin. My last brain MRI was in August and it was clear, since then I've been on chemo and everything shrunk so I wasn't too worried about the ole' noggin, but now I'm a little worried.

Thoughts?

aaron

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Aaron-

This exact same post has been made by many many members over the years I have been here. Time and time again they go for a brain scan and it is fine. The same thing happened to John. I don't know how fast brain mets grow but since you were fine in August I would bet it isn't the cancer--but I have no license to practice so you may want to check with your doc on Monday. :lol:

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RY is right, lots of folks with this same concern where it turned out to be something other than mets.

It's always best to discuss with your doctor any symptoms and get the MRI to be sure and safe...that said, there are many things that can contribute to headaches NOT just mets.

It's that time of year where sinus problems and other factors come into play as well.

Keep us posted.

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Aaron,

It has been 2 years since my last MRI and I am having heahaches too. I think it is probably sinus pain or general headaches from the dry heat etc. I still asked for an MRI and got it Wed. I should hear from it next week. I am actually not worried (she says) but I want to hear those words "empty headed" just in case.

Nina

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