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Posted on: Jul 5, 2007 11:34AM
PixieDust wrote:Hello all. I'm the hubby of a 34 yr old precious woman who was dx'd Friday with IDC high grade 3 ER/PR + Her2 Amplified. I'm going to post in the newly diagnosed forum more details of our story, but for now I'm interested in if the wonderful members here could decipher our CT Scan reports today. I believe they are actually quite optimistic and that the liver thing is probably harmless, but I'd like all of your opinions on this. My wife at this stage is still in shock from friday and is very emotionally sensitive to everything right now. I'm being her primary filter for all news/encouragement etc and am learning as much as I can to be there for her best I can. In this case she's freaking out merely because she heard the word 'Liver', but I'm convinced this is harmless. Thanks for your help and I'll be getting to know you all a lot better I'm sure. Here's the two reports:
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Jul 6, 2007 07:19AM cheryl58 wrote:Hi there! Wow, that could be my report. I have a hemangioma in my liver and a renal (kidney) cyst. This was shown on my initial CT scan before chemo. My oncologist (but only for my piece of mind because I kept bringing it up to her) rescanned me after chemo. The lesions did not change at all. Because they were unaffected by the chemo, they do go on the assumption that they are benign. My onc explained that the liver and kidneys are organs that deal with removing waste from the body. Because of that, they can be susceptible to cysts, etc that are completely harmless. Hemangiomas are just a clustered group of blood vessels (like having a birthmark but on your liver) and cysts are fluid-filled.
Jul 7, 2007 07:49AM LisaSDCA wrote:Other than a couple of small kidney stones that are not problematic, she's got an assumed hemangioma (also harmless) that they suggest ultrsounding for confimation. Liver ultrasound is a quick, painless, non-invasive test. I agree that you and your wife can be very much encouraged by this report.
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