Feb 04, 2013 - 3:46 pm
Jan 2001 I was diagnosed with in situ melanoma on my left arm. I also had a UGLY fight with Sepsis later that year where a ct scan showed a lesion on my liver that the small town docs thought was most likely a met from the melanoma, it turned out to be a hemangioma.
I was having pain from a UTI a couple of weeks ago so doc decided to check my kidneys in ultra sound (kidneys failed with sepsis in 2001). My kidneys seem fine but they saw the hemangioma in the liver and noted that it grew from 1.1 to about 3.1 in twelve years. Here I go again with having to see a surgeon. They said that the radiologist referred to it in the report as hemangioma this time but because of my melanoma history I need to see surgeon. I have an appt with surgeon tomorrow that I can't keep because since my husband's diagnoses we no longer have private insurance, we get medicaid from his disability. My husband opted to receive some of his pension (about 150 a month) so we have to re do all the eligilbilty stuff which has left us with no insurnace at this time which means I have to try to reschedule my appt with surgeon.
I am a regular on the colorectal site, my husband was diganosed stage lv colorectal two years ago this week. Needless to say life has been hard the last couple years.
I am here to ask you guys because I realize that the patients usually become the experts. What are your opinions on a hemangioma becoming a met? I am so frustrated and scared. I was under impression that I was out past 10 years and mets were unlikely.
Thanks you in advance for any thoughts. I am sorry to bother you, I think that I am extra paranoid these days.