How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by 1believer on Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:00 AM
Ok, perhaps I'm premature with my anxiety, but I'm scared and confused. I had yet another xray and found out the osteoarthritis in my spine is now severe (with the pain I have ..No surprise there). I also was told something was seen on my Rt. Ilium and the doc wanted to do further testing. Again, no big deal. While I was waiting for my bone scan, the lab tech that was, I thought, looking for a vein to take blood, was actually looking for a vien to adminster a radioactive material so I could come back later in the afternoon. While in conversation she asks me if I've ever had cancer before? After a brief moment of silent shock ( thinking she may have the wrong pt) I bluntly ask "what is my diagnosis?" She looks up at my paper and nonchlantly says "bone lesion". I was in shock. My doctor never said a word. Or had I miss understood, but the girl at the office was so matter of fact. It couldn't be I said to myself. THEN , while in the scanner... the tech says "have you ever had cancer before?" I then say Look I'm getting pretty freaked out here with everyone asking me if I have ever had cancer. I thought I was in here to check for osteoarthritis. She THEN says well, sometimes it can also show fx, athritis, etc. After the test she says ... try not to worry too much.RIGHT!
Monday I'm having an MRI. I myself have never been diagnosised with ca, but my father had ca with metz to the lungs. My grandmother has had breast ca with no metz and no return after 20yrs.
I have been crying much and searching endlessly for information on bone lesions. Any personal advise is very much appreciated.
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