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Old 07-27-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Soft Tissue

I recently had a CT Scan for chest pains after being admitted to Emergency last week. The tests showed up nothing related to the pains(they were
likely to be a virus I was told) however it came back showing enlarged Lymph Nodes under my sternum.
My local GP referred me to a Specialist to be tested for Lymphoma and the likes - however 24 hours later my GP phoned to tell me that the report had been re-read by the head doctor and had been changed. Apparently I have just a soft tissue growth around the same area, quite prominent.

It was mistaken for the enlarged Lymph Nodes. What I am wanting to know is should I seek a second opinion on this? And I am unsure whether
the growth should be looked at - they told me nothing further would happen on this as it was harmless. But being resonably large I'd imagaine it can't be good for me but my GP assures me I have nothing to worry about?? Is there anyway they can tell from the scan and X-rays that this may not be tumourous etc?? Just curious if anyone has experienced something similiar?

Thank!

 
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:01 PM   #2
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Re: Soft Tissue

I myself would also want a second opinion for peace of mind. Depending on your insurance, sometimes you can call and make the appointment yourself with a specialist without a referral, and call the clinic where you had your original tests done and let them know you will be picking your scan and xrays up because you will need to sign them out and they will then have them ready at the desk for you, this is how I did it when I got a second opinion on my own. You may be able to just make an appointment with the next doctor for a consultation and evaluation of your tests. Good luck to you

 
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