Scientists suspect low-dose effects have led to global epidemic
by Rennie on Fri May 28, 2010 04:14 PM
I had Breast CA, dx 10/2006, Triple Negative Disease. A lesion was found in my left arm hot on bone scan. It was biopsied and the results were negative. I was treated for Stage One Breast CA. I participated in a clinical trial so I had surgery to remove the cancer, did Adriamycin IV weekly and Cytoxin oral daily x 12 weeks and Abraxane IV weekly for 11 of the 12 weeks, and had radiation, 37 rounds. I had back pain prior to the CA dx, especially at night and the early morning. I was injured 2 times during and after the chemo , with my back pain worsening. Now, I have back pain, rib pain and occasional right arm pain and ongoing left arm pain. I wake up in the night and the morning, it feels like I have a side ache but its in my ribs, it wraps around and my back throbs with pain, it almost feels like my back and abdomine are fused and the pain causes nausea, a deep breath causes my pain in my chestwall to worsen. I don't want to see the doctor because all my tests are always negative and I feel like I always cry "wolf". I don't know if this is just a normal pain or something different. I seem to have gotten a pretty stiff dose of chemo that affected my life severely which has lead to disability. Thanks for your input.
by Rivergal on Thu Jun 03, 2010 06:15 PM
I think the reason no one has replied to this is that even though I have bone cancer on almost all of my bones, it's pretty much impossible to say what pain is from that & what is normal back ache from doing chores, or from aging, or from arthritis. Pain is pain & even the doctors can't answer what mine is caused by. So, the best I can say is... good luck! Toni
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