Thursday, January 28, 2010

Unknown Mass

My mother has been a breast cancer survivor for 15 years. She went for her yearly mammogram this afternoon. All have been clear, except today. It appears there is a mass that is not suppose to be there. It couldn't be determined if it was scar tissue from her surgery or lymph nodes. Tomorrow, she goes for a biopsy to see if the cancer has returned. She is now 70, and not as strong as she once was. It concerns me if it is cancerous and she has to undergo surgery and chemo again. I'm worried she may not make it this time. Of course, we need to know the results of the biopsy first, before tearing off on a tangent.


Larry Ohio said...

Aww Dave, this is distressing news. I'm really sad to read it. I'm hoping for the best on the biopsy.

anne marie in philly said...

I am a cancer survivor...your mom will make it through this...please keep us informed on her progress...sending good thoughts her way!

Jeepguy said...

Sorry to hear about the worrisome news regarding your mom. My mom is also a breast cancer survivor, so I know that angst people feel when there is news of a questionable lump. Like you say, it's important right now to focus on the fact that more information is needed and try not to think too much about the "what ifs."
Hope all turns out ok for you and your mom.
Hang in there,

Damien Oz said...

Best thoughts for the biopsy.

Lemuel said...

My best thoughts are with your mother, you, and your family for a good result from the biopsy.

AJohnP said...

Sending good thoughts your way!!
Hope all goes well.

Java said...

Isn't it amazing how fast our brains jump to the worst case scenarios. Your mother is in my thoughts and prayers. I really hope this is nothing to be concerned about.

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