Apr 29, 2013 - 1:34 pm
Has anyone had any issues - side effects with their bones as a result of their cancer treatments? I ask as 5 years ago I had radation to my sinus / neck for Esthesionueroblastoma. Over the past 16 months my alkaline phosphatase levels (found in blood tests) are increasing and are in the "High" levels. Over the past 8 months they have increased rapidly and now my endocronologist tells me since it isnt my kidneys, the only other thing it can be is bone. My bone density scan was normal, but all other bone test done via blood work are high. She took a couple more viles of blood this past week and told me if the results are higher then I have to have a bone scan to look for bone disease and/or bone cancer. She stated I am at high risk for bone cancer since I have received radiation.
I always say if Id stop going in for my checkups, theyd never find anything wrong with me :)