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Reply was posted 12/31/2012 04:18 pm by Anonymous
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My loved one had neuroendocrine pc and had several bone mets. Long bones, pelvic girdle, ribs and several areas of the spine. The pain in the spine was the worse. They gave several sessions of radiation to the spine along with high dose steroid and that took the pain away. Also while getting the radiation txs was given small iv of 2-4 mg of morphine and kept comfortable and very awake till the radiation worked. They are not high doses of radiation but it works well on bone. I know there are also drs who use radiofrequency ablation for bone mets and that works well too. One of my kids will be having rfa for a bone tumor after the holidays. For her it makes me less worried about using it on a benign tumor. Good luck, it is a hard pain to take. Both my loved ones had narcotic meds for them but it just didnt help take away all the pain. Either radiation or rfa will kill the tumor and thats what makes the pain go away.

The importance of radiation and steroids for the spinal mets was because they waited to long and the spinal mets crushed the spinal cord and pervented loved one from ever walking again. I had noticed the foot dragging and stumbling

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