Jan 24, 2012 - 9:09 am
It's been a while since I've posted about Mom.
In November of 2010 my mom was diagnosed Lung Cancer Stage Three Non Small Cell Adenocarcinoma in right upper lobe.
She had months of chemo and radiation (Alimta, Avastin and Carboplatin) which shrunk the cancer in lung but had also gone into lymph nodes.
She's currently doing infusion every three weeks (Avastin only) and seems to tolerate it well with the exception of being very tired a few days after.
The latest doctor appointment was scary. She has been having pains in her chest area. Doctor said it was likely Costochondritis: pulled muscles / inflamed cartilage within the ribs from coughing.
Doctor told mom to do the following:
This should help reduce the inflammation and pain should lessen. If the pain does not lessen he would like to do a bone scan.
What is the liklihood this could have gone into her bone?
Mom is 72.