• What is next? I have a planned PET scan. I have a skin exam in December. I find no history of melanoma coming back after 20 years with

    Asked by Mtmackzum on Tuesday, November 6, 2012

    What is next? I have a planned PET scan. I have a skin exam in December. I find no history of melanoma coming back after 20 years with

    no skin lesion. I found the bump inside me by chance and luck.

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    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      I know how finding things can lead to a lot of worry. At this point you need to remember that bumps in people are a common occurrence and usually not cancer. You also need to know going in that a PET scan sees only metabolic activity that is similar to cancer, so if you do happen to get a positive PET you will likely have a biopsy or if it easier have the lump removed and tested to see what it is. It may be new cancer but most likely it is benign and will be nothing to worry about. Good luck and let us know how things turn out we are pul7ling for you.

      almost 5 years ago
    • bjsimme's Avatar
      bjsimme

      Mine came back at 27 years very rare thought. I worked at WalMart went thru store remodel all the chemicals from paint glue and whatever else the consturction crew used my body couldn't handle all of the smells. My immune system went zappy all of my turmors are inside of my body and bones. Keep praying for healing Blessings to you and your family.

      almost 5 years ago
    • packerbacker's Avatar
      packerbacker

      I had a bump earlier in the year in the back of my left thigh. It turned out to be a fatty cyst. I told my doc about a new mole I found in my groin area. A skin exam revealed no other areas of concern. The doctor is going to remove and biopsy it in the office one morning before my chemo. What comes next depends on the biopsy result. Best of luck to you in your journey!

      almost 5 years ago
    • StrongSteph's Avatar
      StrongSteph

      Hang in there! Waiting for tests is SO hard! Take care and you are in our prayers!

      almost 5 years ago

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