Judy M. Posted November 29, 2017 Share Posted November 29, 2017 Have had a nice and much needed 3 month break since first round treatments ended. Now it's back to the testing/waiting routine to find out exactly where I'm at in the journey. And this has brought up more questions. Have had some pain in my left hip. Messaged Oncologist to see if I should be concerned since it didn't seem to be going away. I really wasn't at first since I do repetitive type exercise 5 or 6 days a week and had experienced a frozen shoulder a few years back and the pain seemed similar. Oncologist ordered immediate X-ray. Came back normal other than slight bone spurs. Now he wants a bone scan. I was supposed to be scheduled for a P. E. T. scan anyway which for some reason wasn't getting done. I questioned whether the P. E. T. scan wouldn't show any bone mets making the bone scan unnecessary. The nurse who had called me finally agreed that the P. E. T. scan would show the bone Mets if there are any, but insisted they want to have both since I've had bone pain. As it stands now I'm scheduled for bone scan this Friday and P. E. T. scan next Monday. Ask if it was okay to have both so close together and was told there needed to be 48 hours between them. This will be my first bone scan and a friend who is a survivor and whom I had talked to last year had a terrible reaction to a bone scan she'd had previously. So, my question is whether any of you can tell me why the doctor wants both tests and if those who've had a bone scan can give me some idea what to expect. I'm hoping not everyone has had problems with them. Thanks. Judy McKay Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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