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Went for MRI scan yesterday because of painful back. Didn't worry too much because I thought it might be because of my RA or a slipped disc. Saw Dr today and was told that they had found deposits on my back In the scan which could be cancerous and were now sending me for a CT scan and Then referring me to a specialist. My RA nurse says it could possibly be Pagets Disease or Spondtlitis or calcium build ups from my RA. The GP was indicating a more serious problem. To say I am worried sick is an understatement and I am convinced I have cancer, having previously had breast cancer albeit clear for 9 years. Have had blood tests today. I don't know what to think right now. Anybody had anything similar happen to them ?

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I can understand you are anxious, I would be too! However it could just be that your doctor was being extra thorough because of your previous history of cancer, so wanting to make sure that they didn't miss anything. If you hadn't previously had cancer they may well have not bothered to investigate further but would have just put it down to spondylitis or OA.

Apart from back pain do you feel reasonably well, and have your blood tests been stable? If so then less likely to have a serious cause as deposits can be quite benign.

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I feel reasonably well. Not much appetite though and a few problems with bowel movemen but that started when they gave me Ramapril for blood pressure. The last blood test I had was before the rituximab infusion and nothing was mentioned as of being of concern.

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I do hope that your fears are unfounded, and that you get better news soon.

Whatever happens, this is a great place for support, you must be feeling so alone and worried . Hopefully you have friends and family to help you through this. Please do let us know how things go.

Take care xx

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Just wondering whether you had blood test results and any further news from doctor - hopefully good news!

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Got a letter asking me to make routine appt for blood results so hoping nothing too bad. Getting CT scan tomorrow afternoon. Obviously will have to wait for results. This is a nightmare I seem to be living at the moment and I keep breaking down.

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Keep strong...it is so hard to have to wait and put your faith in unknown specialists. Fingers crossed for you.

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Been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

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How awful for you! Huge sympathy and wishing you lots of courage. Believe that you will be in the 25% that get through it and I hope you have kind and caring doctors.

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