It's been a weird few weeks. Had routine CT on 25/9, routine follow up 3 weeks later. Oncologist said the scan hadn't been reported on but looked normal to him. I asked for the nurse to call me once it had been reported, and toddled off with a six month follow up appointment. Just over a week later the nurse called to say there was a suspicious area in my thoracic spine, and I needed an MRI scan. This was done the next day, heard nothing for 3 weeks until I called the nurses. I saw the oncologist the following day and he said it did look like a bony secondary. I was referred for an MRI of the head, and a PET scan. He also asked for testing of the original tumour.
My appointment with the oncologist was bought forward from 10th dec to today. I was dreading it; my best hope was that it was isolated to one spot and radiotherapy would help. I was pleasantly gobsmacked when he said that the MRI of my head was normal and there were no suspicious areas on the PET scan - the area on my spine was not highlighted, so it's very possible this is not a secondary. I'm being referred to Stanmore for a biopsy.
Has anyone had any experience of a bone biopsy? How it's done etc? I should have asked today but I had a whole range of different questions lined up! The news was totally unexpected although incredibly welcome.