Has anyone experienced metastases to their ribs from NSCLC? My mum had a call from her hospital today to arrange a pet scan as her oncologist was reviewing a ct scan from 2 weeks ago and has found a tiny spot on a rib which he thinks may be cause for concern... he emphasised it could be inflammation caused by a very large chest drain which was inserted in that area to treat pneumothorax. My mum had surgery for adenocarcinoma 11 weeks ago and was found to have microscopic cells in the lymph nodes and visceral pleura... we are a bit surprised that metastasis is being discussed so soon after surgery particularly when it was completely resected. However my mum has been in a lot of pain since having the drain removed.
We took a cancellation appointment for tomorrow but of course we are worried sick now!
Thanks in advance for any information