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Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

The Lump Is Not Cancer

It’s been a week of growing anxiety as I’ve gone through the process of doctor visits and tests, but I just got a call from my oncologist, who said that my recent PET scan results were normal. This means that no matter what the lump that I found in my chest turns out to be, it’s not malignant. Very good news!

The biopsy results aren’t expected until Friday, so I won’t know exactly what it is until then. My doctors have already indicated that it would be a good idea to take it out regardless; but now, instead of having to take out a huge chunk of surrounding tissue as well, it should only be the lump itself that will be excised, and the sense of urgency has declined.

I feel soooo relieved.

Posted by Greg as Melanoma, Posts About Me at 10:30 PST