BCAM 2021: Day #18

No Half Measures

Bone metastasis are no fun. When I was diagnosed in 2017 with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer, it was because of metastasis in my bones, all of them. On on a bone scan or x-ray, the lesions/tumors/mets show up as black spots; on a PET/CT, the same areas show up as bright lights, demonstrating the active metabolic rate of growth of the cancer. Regardless of which test, it’s scary to see how much is there that shouldn’t be.

One thing about bone metastases is that even when the cancer has been killed by the medication, there are still holes and scarring left behind. Even healing bone can show up as metabolically active. So it’s hard to know sometimes if a mark on a bone or a symptom of pain is cause by cancer growing or the cancer dying.

I do like to imagine a face on the cancer cells and…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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