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bone scan

I am 6 months out from radiation,chemo,double mastectomy and had a bone scan which came back positive for cancer in the 11 rib. I had blood tests and the markers were good and it showed no breast cancer cells. I also had x-rays of the rib and the bone scan was compared with the one I had a year ago. Which one is right? Do I need a pet scan? Does this mean I have stage 4 breast cancer?
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Confused.  The bone scan was done recently?  The x-rays of the ribs were done last year?
The "blood tests and markers" were done when?  

Secondly, I would take a bone scan reading over an x-ray reading.  
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The bone scan, x-rays and blood tests were all done recently.
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I would consider the bone scan the most accurate.  Cancer detected in a rib/bone is NOT good.  You might want to discuss with your Oncologist about getting a PET scan for a final confirmation.  

What is your staging:  IIIA, IIIB?



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That's what I though after reading your post.  Try to get a PET scan asap.  

Keep us posted.
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