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    Bone pain in lower leg?

    My mom finished her treatment of PCI to the brain after going through chemo and radiation for her limited SCLC in which all the screens came back negative and she's in remission. The PCI took place a month ago so it's been about a month and a half my mom has been cleared.. Ever since the PCI she's been having pain her lower legs, her tibia and fibula, in which when I researched spread of lung cancer to bone it's typically the ribs, spine, or hip.. in which my mom experiences pain in her lower legs.. she says it feels like you have the flu and your bones ache. The pain is also in BOTH legs.. so I would imagine if it were bone cancer it wouldn't be equal bilaterally.. She is still able to ambulate but is just tired a lot. She has also experienced pain in the bottoms of her feet, her hands, and joints in her knees.. Could this be arthritis? Osteomylitis? A symptom from the PCI? I am trying to figure out what exactly is going on.. Any ideas?

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    It could be peripheral neuropathy from the chemotherapy, although I'd expect that to show up sooner than this.
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    She did experience pain in her hands and feet before this.. it's just recent with the legs.

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    Peripheral neuropathy can move up the legs. It usually does start in the hands and feet first.
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    Sciatica is a set of symptoms rather than a diagnosis for what is irritating the root of the nerve, causing the pain.Treatment for sciatica or sciatic symptoms often differs, depending upon the underlying cause of the symptoms and pain levels.

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    Sounds like neuropathy from the chemotherapy.

    This sounds like peripheral neuropathy from the chemotherapy. Treatment for this problem is usally pretty good, starting with oral medication but perhaps progressing to spinal cord stimulators or pain pumps.
    Quote Originally Posted by amandamac View Post
    My mom finished her treatment of PCI to the brain after going through chemo and radiation for her limited SCLC in which all the screens came back negative and she's in remission. The PCI took place a month ago so it's been about a month and a half my mom has been cleared.. Ever since the PCI she's been having pain her lower legs, her tibia and fibula, in which when I researched spread of lung cancer to bone it's typically the ribs, spine, or hip.. in which my mom experiences pain in her lower legs.. she says it feels like you have the flu and your bones ache. The pain is also in BOTH legs.. so I would imagine if it were bone cancer it wouldn't be equal bilaterally.. She is still able to ambulate but is just tired a lot. She has also experienced pain in the bottoms of her feet, her hands, and joints in her knees.. Could this be arthritis? Osteomylitis? A symptom from the PCI? I am trying to figure out what exactly is going on.. Any ideas?

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    If she has had any of those injections to rebuild the marrow for the red /white blood cells that can also cause bone and other pains.
    MOMS Journey
    April06- Emergencysurgery,exploratory,10units blood,largetumor and 10inches of colon removed,temp.colostomy.diagnosed stage IV colon.
    oxyplatin,5fu
    Oct06-radiation,surgery,several lymphs,cervix,1 ovary,fallopian,40% remaining colon,large tumor to adipose tissue,appendix,gallbladder removed.permant colostomy/iliostomy
    oxyplatin,transfusion.
    April 07-xeloda-overdose
    surgery-1/3liver,partial diaphra, removed clipped and questionable spots oblated.
    port-port rejection-port removed 1week.
    picc line,5fu,oxyplatin,camptosar.
    Oct-08-surgery-remaining ovary engulfed in tumor,partial bone scrape.
    transfusion central line TPN 1 month.
    oct-09-surgery tumor ,colon and jejuneum removed.
    xeloda reduced. severe dehydration,heart attack.
    april10-remission-avistan
    oct-10-erbitux,camptosar
    Jan-11-5fu
    mar-11 return to original site-oxyplatin,5fu
    Aug-11-erbitux,camptosar.
    dec-28-blood transfusion
    dec-30-back to chemo erbitux camtosar
    Jan-16 injections neulasta and aranesp
    feb16-transfusion
    feb 21-Tumor found stomach,liver, and liver "hot spots" inflamed lymph in rt ureter in kidney causing obstruction-surgery schedualed Mar 16.
    march 16/12-no more kidney obstruction not lymph ...dehydration is causing blockage, two litters blood for anemia, stomach liver tumor small-med,abalation, 1 hidden tumor deep in muscle mass on side flank(hid from scans) -gone!
    june/15/12-blood transfusion
    starting a regimine of celebrex
    aug/16/12-blood transfusion
    aug/30-12 discontinued celebrex -failure one kidney. needed to see urologist
    sept/10-12-good urologist report one kidney functioning well for now.
    oct/23/12-chemo pill Stivarga(regorafenib)
    Nov/22/12-blood transfusion
    dec/18/12-blood transfusion chemo pill dosage cut back to 1 pill.
    Feb/21/13 neulasta injection
    Feb/22/13-blood transfusion. still taking stivarga.
    mar/20/13-arenespt injection rehydration and magnesium IV
    mar/21/13-acute renal failure-kidney infection
    april/1/13.-recovery from 4 day coma infection cleared/4 units blood/ off stivarga/starting rehab therapy,
    swollen hand no apparent reason black spots in vision off and on. both cleared up.
    may/22/13-home oxycodone for pain shoulder neck arm
    june/1/13 pain subsided off oxy onto aleve
    june/09/13-pain back off aleve on vicodin
    june 10/13-cancer in back/neck- starting radiation for arm neck and shoulder pain.
    june24/13-last day of radiation-on steroids
    july1/13-swollen legs and feet-lasix off steroids still on vicodin and xanax
    july 23/13 vicodin cut in half blood transfusion.
    sept/6/13-off all pain meds since late aug
    scan results fracture in spine mid back
    sept/12/13-spine healing on its own,weaning off steroids, no visible tumors.
    nov/7/13-edema both legs and one arm on lasix since oct.
    nov/21/13- leg edema subsiding still alot in one arm- she is talking but keeps her eyes closed. achy but no major pain. nurse and aide to visit once a week schedualed. having trouble standing.
    nov/24/13-sadly but peacefully moms cancer journey is at an end, she will start her new spiritual journey together hand in hand with dad.

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    Do a bone scan immediately. this sounds similar to my dad's case. And here he is in bed right next to me counting hours.

 
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