Jan 07, 2011 - 9:55 am
I forgot to mention, I go back in may 2011 for blood tests, no scans. The oncologist told me they can check the blood for any changes including bone marrow involvement. Never heard of that. The down side, I have other problems that took the joy out of my good news. The exact words were: There is mild patchy FDG around the right hip where there is severe fibrocyatic changes in the femoral head and posterior column of the acetabulum likely due to degenerative changes. I never had hip problems until I had the bone marrow biopsy. My right knee bothered me, not my hip. Is it possible a bone marrow biopsy can cause problems? I asked the nurse, and she said no. Another question, what does FDG avid disease stand for? The report stated "No evidence of FDG avid disease". I forgot to ask.
Maggie "Extranodal marginal zone b cell lymphoma" DX sept 09 remission