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Old 10-04-2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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My mom goes in for a byopsy tomorrow. I would like to be prepared ..

Hi. About three weeks ago my mom found a lump on her neck/shoulder. in the open space by her collar bone. She went to the dr who sent her for an ultrasound. After the ultrasound they sent he for an MRI. She then went in and talked to the dr last week, who said that he was concerned because of the density of the masses (3 were found) and because of the rate of growth. When we discovered the lump it was about quarter size today it is about the size of a golf ball, (no painfull) so she is set to go in for a byopsy on Monday. I would like to realistic about this and at the same time i am scared to death. Has anyone been here, can you tell me what the likely hood is that it is lymphoma as the dr suspects. We got the good old "hope for the best prepare for the worst" speech. Any thoughts would be great! thanx

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Re: My mom goes in for a byopsy tomorrow. I would like to be prepared ..

The important thing right now is that your mom is having a biopsy. It is the most important procedure as it will give a definate diagnosis. If it is lymphoma she will start he treatment she needs and hopefully be cured. If it isn't even better. Can it be? absolutley.
There are lymphnodes all over our body above the collarbone being one of them. My mom had lymphoma and she did have a node on the same area. As for hoping for the best that's all you can do while you wait. My husband was recently diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma through an mri by an er doctor and then when we saw specialist he said he doesn't think it is but will be performing a biosy next week. My husband did have bone cancer 15 yrs ago so he is a survivor. I am hoping that it isn't cancer and if it is i am hoping that God gives us the strength to deal with it. I am positive, i will not sit around anticipating the worst if it happens like i said then we deal with it.
Stay positive.

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