Dear doctors or anyone in the know,
My husband was having continuos pain in the rib cage spine and upper stomach areas. Today we met the onco and he examined my husband and advised for total spine MRI. He said there is possibility of new bone mets.
I told him my husband had already received radiation to the spine when he was first diagnosed in May 2011. I wondered whether the spine could be re-radiated if the need arose. He said re radiation could be done if there was a time gap of more than a year after the last radiation. This is a medical oncologist talking. I would like to know whether this is actually true and whether this is a common practice. I mean re radiation of a previously radiated area if the time gap is sufficient.