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I went to my PCP in December of 2015 and she said I had

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I went to my PCP in December of 2015 and she said I had Pleurisy and put me on steroids and muscle relaxers. And the I went back to her in September of 2016 for the same issue-horrible upper back pain. She did the same treatment. I asked her if this could be bone cancer and she said "we are not going to go there!" But the pain never went away! I finally got a second opinion and he ordered a CT scan and said because of my history of thyroid cancer and breast cancer, he said it could be bone cancer! Sure enough. I had a compression fracture of my 4th vertebrae and a mass that turned out to be cancer from the breast cancer I had 7 years ago! What do you think my outcome would have been if my first PCP would have done a CT scan in Dec of 2015?
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: What do you mean?
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: I was just wondering if I would have needed surgery if this would have been caught in Dec of 2015?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

The outcome would have been obviously far better. A delayed detection causes disease progression.

With your past medical history; a CT scan or MRI of the back was mandatory for your symptoms.

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