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Dbl. Masectomy, Now she has lesions on her bones.

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My mom just had a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Now she has lesions on her bones. She got a PET scan done and we find out Monday the results. The Internet has gotten her terrified shes got 1 to 3 years to live. They said the lesions are in her skull, face, neck, spine, rib and pelvic. I'm also scared and don't understand it all. The oncolgist requested the family to be with her getting the results. Should I prepare myself for the worst? Or what can I expect?


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replied February 5th, 2013
Bone Cancer Answer A42035
Hello,

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

PET scan is a noninvasive technology that can detect whether the changes in the tissue are benign or malignant. The test results can be predicted only on the basis of the images, lesions formed during the scan and it is difficult to comment regarding that without observation.

Ask your mother to relax as after proper evaluation it can be decided regarding the nature of lesion and then the treatment would be started accordingly. There is nothing like what time period is left as patients have done well even after chemotherapy/radiotherapy depending on the disease spread and progression. Kindly wait for the results so that further treatment can be started accordingly.

Take care!


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