Mar 30, 2011 - 10:00 am
I just had my second bone scan with my oncologist. First one was completed at my primary OB's office prior to my treatments March '09, showing "thinning at top of hip area". Most recent one came back marked "normal".
My primary OB who did the first one didn't request this one as it's easier to go with my oncologist. Apparently my OB really wanted me to have it done in his office and get another score called FRAX, then can compare this with first one. When I go on line and research this score, it's drawn off the bone scan....is this correct?
My question, anyone know if they have had the FRAX completed as well? Curious if my doc is just trying to gig me to go into his office and pay out of my pocket to him, or really concerned telling me the FRAX score is the "national standard". I can see his point of view, as likes to do same testing for comparison from first test to second, but I have a trust factor with so many docs.