Bone tumor

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Bone tumor

by Lovelyepona on Sun Mar 24, 2019 06:28 AM

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A couple of months ago I started to have some achy type pain in my right thigh. I ignored it figuring it was just getting older stuff. Then it got worse and got so bad at night I couldn't sleep but it was intermittent. I went to my pcp and she did an xray and a ultrasound but nothing was found. So I was told it was nothing. 

I was in tears it hurt so bad. I want getting sleep so my fiance insisted we go to another major hospital. They suggested an MRI. My pcp refused but my rheumatologist ordered one when I was finally able to see him. I had the mri done and then they informed me they needed to do contrast. 

Basically they found a small bone tumor in my hip with moderate marrow edema and soft tissue involvement. I was sent to a orthopedic surgeon who went over the mri with me. He referred me to another orthopedic surgeon who deals with bone tumors. My Neurologist and pcp both said I'm probably going to have to have a hip replacement and possibly chemotherapy. I was given percocet for the pain and it isn't helping that much. I'm afraid to take two because I have myasthenia gravis and can have issues with my breathing.

I'm not scared, I am however, stressed over the not knowing. And this pain is horrible. During the day it doesn't hurt as bad but at night holy crap. 

RE: Bone tumor

by ToddlerFather on Sun Mar 24, 2019 06:23 PM

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One thing your surgery will need to tell is whether it's a bone cancer or metastasis from a primary cancer elsewhere. Bones are the #2 more likely location for finding them, with #1 being the lungs. Whether to have chemo or another therapy strategy will be very dependent on this finding, and if they are metastases, on a PET or similar exame to look for other occurrences. 

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