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Ribs paining, bone scan shows bilateral rib lesion. Are ribs fractured, no breast cancer?

Had breast cancer on the side of increased rib pain. Bone scan today - tests show: increased activity within anterior portion of right 8th, 9th, & 10th ribs and lateral aspect of left 12th rib. Also: bilateral rib lesions ( healing rib fractures ) So, are the ribs just fractured or do I need to be concerned about metastatic breast cancer
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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The findings of the MRI are suggestive of a metastatic breast lesion. If there is no specific history of injury to the area, a fracture is not likely. You need to get a follow up scan done to detect any improvement or deterioration in the lesions.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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