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Posted on: Aug 28, 2009 10:38PM

Ihopeg wrote:

I went for a check up with my radiation doctor today. I told her that I felt a bump on my side, like on top of one of my ribs. She went and got the surgeon and they determined that I have to have out patient surgery to remove it on Monday. She said that it is right outside of the radiation treatment area. If it is a lipoma, the surgeon will know right away, but if not, could it be another primary? She said don't worry, but we all know what that means!!  Now I am starting to think that the lump has been there for a while. I am freaking out, but don't want to tell my kids.

I Dx 11/11/2006, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIC, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 19/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/29/2006 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 1/7/2007 Chemotherapy 1/10/2007 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2007 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2007 Femara (letrozole)
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Aug 29, 2009 05:09AM sivanco wrote:

I freak out also and my doctor gave me some Ativan, it helps take the shakes away. Who knows what it is? What do you think it is?

Sharon Dx 7/18/2009, Stage IIIA, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Aug 29, 2009 06:05AM - edited Aug 29, 2009 06:06AM by KerryMac

Ileen - oh, I am so sorry you are going through this. Sending Hugs.

Try not to worry too much (yeah, right!) I know how scared you must be, but hopefully it is nothing to be concerned about. Radiation causes all sorts of strange things to happen to your body. And at least you are getting it removed really quickly. Try and do some fun things this weekend to take your mind off it.

Let us know how it goes on Monday.

Kerry - Dx Oct 2008, Stage IIIa IDC, ER/PR+ Mx, Chemo, Rads, Ooph, Arimidex, Zometa, Tamoxifen
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Aug 30, 2009 12:00PM - edited Aug 30, 2009 12:01PM by apple

I have  (had) a couple lipomas.. they are firm but not hard, rounded and elongated like flat footballs and freely move beneath the skin.. i think that is the most determining factor.. they are lumps of themselves and do not meld into other tissue.  I've had them for years.. one about 4 inches below my armpit just between my ribs and skin,  and the other was removed just by happenstance when I had my mastectomy.  they did biopsy the one that was removed and it was just a lipoma even tho it was on my 'bad' side.

hope that's what you have.  good luck.

peace and love, apple - ..... Mary Magdalen Dx 4/10/2008, IDC, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 4/9 nodes, mets, ER+, HER2+
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Aug 31, 2009 04:29AM sivanco wrote:

ihopeg,

You are in my prayers today and I hope things went well for you.

Let us know.

Sharon Dx 7/18/2009, Stage IIIA, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Aug 31, 2009 06:09AM KerryMac wrote:

Thinking of you today, let us know how it all goes.

Kerry - Dx Oct 2008, Stage IIIa IDC, ER/PR+ Mx, Chemo, Rads, Ooph, Arimidex, Zometa, Tamoxifen
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Sep 2, 2009 10:31PM Ihopeg wrote:

Well, I had it removed and the Dr said it looked like a lipoma!!! I havent gotten the results back yet :( He also said that it could be from the radiation. This waiting really stinks, but I am hopeful!!!

I Dx 11/11/2006, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIC, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 19/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/29/2006 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 1/7/2007 Chemotherapy 1/10/2007 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2007 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2007 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 3, 2009 06:07AM KerryMac wrote:

Ilene, that is great news. Whew.

How long before you get the pathology back?

Kerry - Dx Oct 2008, Stage IIIa IDC, ER/PR+ Mx, Chemo, Rads, Ooph, Arimidex, Zometa, Tamoxifen
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Sep 3, 2009 07:55AM LittleFlower wrote:

Ilene... great news... still praying for you sister..

LittleFLower

Dx 6/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Sep 3, 2009 09:15AM Ihopeg wrote:

It was a lipoma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you all for your support and concern. I dont know what I would do without you girls!

I Dx 11/11/2006, ILC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIIC, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, 19/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/29/2006 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal Chemotherapy 1/7/2007 Chemotherapy 1/10/2007 Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/30/2007 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 8/19/2007 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 3, 2009 09:36AM everyminute wrote:

yip - freakin - eeee

Dx 6/5/2008, IDC, Stage IIIA, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 3, 2009 10:16AM lexi4 wrote:

Terrific news!! I am relieved for you!!

HUgs and Prayers,

Lexi

Dx 8/22/2005, IBC, 3cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 3, 5/6 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Sep 3, 2009 11:55AM KerryMac wrote:

Fabulous!!

Kerry - Dx Oct 2008, Stage IIIa IDC, ER/PR+ Mx, Chemo, Rads, Ooph, Arimidex, Zometa, Tamoxifen
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Sep 3, 2009 04:45PM sivanco wrote:

Great!

Sharon Dx 7/18/2009, Stage IIIA, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Sep 3, 2009 08:37PM LittleFlower wrote:

Thank God!  Great news!

Dx 6/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/18 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+
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Sep 3, 2009 10:13PM DCMom wrote:

WHEW....Now I can breathe again.  I've been holding my breath and am thrilled it was good results.  Now go out and conquer the day.

Now go and take on the day! Dx 1/17/2008, IDC, 3cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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