Re: Lump in Arm - cancer? HELP PLEASE...
Dear Being Thin,
I really think you should make an appointment and get this checked again. If you think it has grown the doctor should do more scans and these can be compared to the ones that were done before. You are not being paranoid about this. It just pays to be watchful and have things checked on. It may in fact be nothing to worry about, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
On an X-ray of my 17 year old son's knee, the radiologist saw a type of tumor. We went to see an expert (orthopedic oncologist) who says that it is a non-ossifying fibroma (a benign tumor that should cause no problems). Even with that she did another X-ray with a marker and told us to come back in 6 weeks for another X-ray to check and see if it is growing. I will feel much better about it when we get an X-ray showing no growth. So you see, even if the doctor thought your lump was nothing to be concerned about last year--it wouldn't hurt to go back and have it checked again. I know that sometimes it is hard to talk to doctors and voice your concerns. If you have trouble like that--telling the doctor how much this concerns you, please just write down or type on the computer and print out your concerns and questions. It often seems like doctors are in such a hurry that they don't take the time to really hear us. Hope that you will get this checked on soon.