Diagnosis

Bone Scans: Seeing Your Skeleton

Phyllis Johnson Health Guide February 25, 2012
  • As I lay on the table and watched the big square pass slowly over my body, I shuddered at the thought of the radiation it must be emitting.  It was my first bone scan, scheduled to find out if my recently diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer had spread.   “What kind of radiatio...

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    Feb. 25, 2012

    I'm sure there are plenty of women reading this who might be facing a bone scan in the near future. Demystifying the process is very helpful; it definitely takes away some of the fear. And great advice about advocating for yourself; hospitals are just so busy these days, it does sometimes take a polite push to get your results... Speaking of which, I'm so glad...

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    I'm sure there are plenty of women reading this who might be facing a bone scan in the near future. Demystifying the process is very helpful; it definitely takes away some of the fear. And great advice about advocating for yourself; hospitals are just so busy these days, it does sometimes take a polite push to get your results... Speaking of which, I'm so glad you got good news after your scan. PJH

  • Gayla Little
    Feb. 26, 2012

    Congratulations on your good news, Phyllis.  As a veteran of more bone scans than I have fingers to count, I appreciated your article.