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Offline InTheMoment

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Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« on: December 06, 2013, 01:07:09 PM »
The lump had grown considerably -- though it feels smaller to me.  The radiologist referred to it as "ugly".

Aiming for surgery on Monday, if they can fit me in.

Terrified, of course.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 01:17:40 PM »
Hi. Sorry to hear about your lump.

How long has it been there? Does it seem to fluctuate in size? I ask this only because I frequently get  a lump or two under my arm and they eventually disappear. I notice I get them when I use gel deodorant vs. powder deodorant. But I still use the gel kind because it lasts longer, I just try not to use as much because a lot usually comes out at a time.

Anyways, either way I hope for good results for you. Best wishes. Positive thoughts.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 01:31:01 PM »
This was a new radiologist and he said it's not solid and may be an "atypical lymph node".  Absolutely out of my mind.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 01:33:56 PM »
I wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you!!! Not only that this lymph node is completely benign, but also that God would give you His perfect peace.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 02:36:52 PM »
Did they explain what they mean with "atypical lymph node"?
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2013, 04:55:50 PM »
How on earth am I going to make it through the weekend?  There's a MASS under my arm that as to be removed and biopsied -- a mass the radiologist referred to as "ugly".   He didn't seem to immediately assume cancer -- and actually said that cancer doesn't usually change as quickly as this mass changed.  Still, he was concerned enough to call it ugly and insist on a biopsy.  In tears.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2013, 05:48:29 PM »
Did she say it could be a cyst?

I'm sorry you are going through this.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2013, 02:12:32 AM »
Have you breast fed ever?  If so how long ago has it been?also,is there any painat  all? Ugly can mean infection or clogged duct or sonething i bet . It makes me want to slap the radiologist for sayin That! Ok,the good news is that even if by any chance it's the big c,its not obvious and more advanced cancers are definitely more obvious so itwould be super early  .plus,i can tell you I've had numerous scare s with lumps in my cha chas and mine are cystsand Benign stuf. . its truly amazing how our bodies develop these weird pointless structures. I also have 22 fatty lumps on my ribcage so weird! 
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Re: U/S of underarm lump not good. Anyone know about "atypical lymph node"?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 09:03:42 AM »
Tymommy, I have breastfed (my son for 13 months and my daughter for just under 3 years), but I haven't BF in over 7 years.  I don't *think* this is breast-related because I've had a mammo AND an breast ultrasound and both were clear. 

The radiologist mentioned an atypical lymph node, but also said that there were many things other than C that could cause that.  Does anyone know what might cause that?  Could it be from poking at it so much?

Really, really a mess now.  More than ever.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 10:33:24 AM »
IntheMOment

When is your surgery?

I am thinking of you x
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 02:56:24 PM »
Thanks, hamsterwheel.

I'm waiting to hear back from the doctor regarding when the surgery will be.  Hopefully this week sometime.  Terrified.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2013, 08:48:18 PM »
Have you had surger y yet? Prayinf for you
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2013, 05:22:03 PM »
How are you doing?
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2013, 05:24:22 PM »
Did I miss your update and diagnosis?
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2013, 07:10:50 PM »
I don't think she has posted. I have been waiting to hear from her. :/
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