The most recent Bone scan shows the following
"Stable bone scan with persisting focus of relative increase in tracer uptake at the site of known osseous disease involving the L3 lumbar spine. No new abnormalities to suggest osseous disease elsewhere"
My previous question was as follows and Dr. West was kind enough to give me an explanation and hope.
My daughter has stage 3a breast cancer. Back in January when she was first diagnosed her bone scan and MRI showed “moderate focal uptake in L3 corresponding to lytic lesion” . She had a FNB and core of that area and was found negative. She has had 3 different PET/CT scans and they all show “photopenic in the L3″ with the last one stating “photopenic area of L3 unchanged” Her last bone scan says the same thing as the initial one back in january “moderate focal uptake in L3 corresponding to lytic lesion. Her oncologist is just scanning the area for now. She also has moderate uptake at T12 which has not changed since the initial scan.
Can you tell me what this means? What are the chances that she is stage 4?
I don’t know if it makes any difference that she has rheumatoid arthritis.