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Old 08-01-2012, 07:58 AM   #3
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Re: Referred to hematologist, what to expect?

I agree with previous post, that having even one person to talk with can help. I also would call my doctor and ask in the meantime if you can get an ultrasound of the lump and see a surgeon, as most likely it will need to be biopsied, and then you'll already be established and they can get you scheduled sooner, so you don't have to wait between each item. An ultrasound helps determine whether it is a cyst or solid mass and the size can be determined more precisely, as well as seeing other lymph nodes in the area. She would probably order that, and you'd be a step ahead. Good luck!