Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by MissyMonz on Thu Apr 19, 2012 08:13 AM
My Mom is 65 and was diagnosed with Lung cancer in October 2011. Since then she has been going for chemo and is now busy undergoing radiation. During her chemo she complained of back pain and was admitted into hospital so that they can run tests and do scans etc... nothing was detected mild osteoporoses in her lower spinal area. Recently she complained about the same pain but more sever in her lower back and the tips of her toes have gone numb. She went for another PET scan 4 months ago and they didn’t see any spreading of cancer to her back. Is it possible that cancer could have spread to her lower back in such a short space of time (4 months)??
by meldee on Sat Jun 02, 2012 01:05 PM
by jimmy-goat on Thu Dec 12, 2013 09:46 PM
It alll depends on a number of factors, 90% of all cancer deaths are because it spreads
by andrewS on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:27 PM
It would depend on the age of the patient. Second it would depend on the type of cancer. And third, it would depend on the histology of the tumor itself.
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