When my fiance was first diagnosed, his NSCLC spread to his bones throughout his body. His hips and low back were the area of most pain and he received palliative radiation in February. He's currently on afatinib and responding very well. His most recent scans two weeks ago shows a complete response in his lungs and lymph nodes. Our doctors have advised that it's hard to tell the status of his bone mets on scans since the bone becomes permanently damaged and we should pay more attention to his symptoms instead. In the last month he's had increasing pain in his hips again but it comes and goes. It's not something that he deals with every day. Has anyone with bone mets dealt with lasting/returning pain? Is this possibly just a result of permanent damage from the cancer and radiation? Not to mention he was on decadron for brain mets and back on it again. Just nervous because he had another bad day yesterday and needed his morphine. Then he's better again today. We're wondering if it almost becomes like an arthritis thing where he's dealing with more pain due to the weather and activity? Anyone have tips or tricks for dealing with this? Should we talk to our doc about repeat radiation?
Mon, 10/31/2016 - 09:32#1
Returning pain from bone mets - 1289033