Nov 24, 2013 - 9:52 pm
My husband was diagnosed at Stage 4 with mets to bones. He had back surgery. A titanium cage to replace a vertebrae, and some plates and screws along 8 other vertebrae. Big surgery. Also eventually had a nephrectomy. Back surgery was March 2012 and nephrectomy January 2013. The last scan showed no metabolic activity with the bone mets. He has another scan due in December. I would like to know about other people with bone mets. Does it hurt? Do you take medicine for pain? My husband takes oxycontin and oxycodone. The pain is relentless. We wonder if the pain is from the cancer or from the back surgery? Do you have any suggestions for pain management? Thankyou.
Also, did you see a orthopedic oncologist? We have not.