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Dear Doctor. PETCT review state that--- A sclerotic lession

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Dear Doctor.
PETCT review state that--- A sclerotic lession is seen within the sternum on the left showing only stuble metabolic activity. What is the meaning of it.
The person is diognaised with re-occourence of brest cancer -- metastatic,, spread to liver , both brest, and under bone.
Since last 8 months undergoing chemotheraphy.
now 8th session. doctor priscribed 9 session.
the Pet ct was performed during december 2011 after 4 session of chemotheraphy.
Can you please explain the meaning?
Greetings.

This sclerotic lesion within the sternum (PET-CT review) is likely to be spread of breast cancer in the breast bone. A bone scan is the best way to confirm the spread of cancer in the bones

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