Mar 01, 2009 - 10:01 am
I was a 7 1/2 year survivor of breast cancer. This year when I was given my routine lung xray for annual follow-up, there was something suspicious. So far I have had a CT scan which showed "nodules", 9 mm being the largest. Also showed either a new fracture of my back at T10 or a healed one (wasn't made clear to me). Now they are going to schedule me for a bone scan, and I have taken a blood test (results unknown at this time). Has anyone out there had a breast cancer, only to have lung cancer years later? Also, can anyone tell me about the bone scan, also the aspiration of nodules.....what they entail, if they hurt, etc. In addition, I understand that you can only have radiation once in your life, so I may not be able to have radiation of my lung (same side as affected breast). Right now I am operating on rumor and fear. Can anyone give me some insight?