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Offline InTheMoment

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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2013, 09:45:58 PM »
Hi All ---

Sorry it's taken me so long to update, it's been a rough week!  The surgery was on Monday and the surgeon removed what turned out to be a 5 cm tumor from my underarm.  The initial pathology, which was done right after surgery, was that it was benign.  It was a rough few days, with a drain coming from my underarm, pain from the incision, and a cut in my throat from the intubation.  I had my follow-up with the surgeon today and had the drain removed and learned that the final pathology was that the tumor was a fibroadenoma.  Apparently they are very common in women in their teens and 20s, but far less so in women in their 40s.  It also very uncommon to have them in the underarm OR to have them grow as large as mine did. 

I have lots to say about the experience, but am exhausted!  I didn't realize people where waiting for an update, so I wanted to post ASAP and thank you all for your concern.   I will give more details tomorrow!
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2013, 09:59:58 PM »
That's awesome news! Good for you. And of course we were waiting for an update. We kind of like you! :happy0151: Not to mention the majority of us are suffering from OCD!
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2013, 10:42:47 PM »
Very glad you got good news! Rest up and heal. I had a fibroadenoma in my breast in my 20s, which I think triggered my whole HA.
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2013, 06:35:38 AM »
Glad to hear it wasn't too scary! :)
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2013, 08:29:48 AM »
Glad to hear it was benign and is taken care of! 

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
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Re: Ultrasound of underarm lump not good. Surgery ASAP
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2013, 07:19:01 AM »
Fantastic, the best christmas present you could possibly get! My friend had this in her breast a few uears ago...also 5 cm:) heal well...both physicly and mentaly:)
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