Lumps in abdomen UPDATE

Canadian Sandy
Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
edited January 2021 in Colorectal Cancer #1

On my 4 1/2 year colon cancer ct scan and 2 1/2 year kidney cancer ct scan.....they have found 2 small lumps on the right hand side of abdomen. They are only 1/2 millileter so to small to biopsy at the moment. I will be having another scan in February followed by a biopsy if they are big enough then.

This has really thrown me as I have had Ned scans for all this time.

Has anyone had or know anything about lumps in the abdomen?

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  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    edited October 2020 #2
    Sorry

    I'm not able to help you, but did they think that these might be related to the original diagnosis?  You are in my prayers, that it is nothing and all will go well with your next scan.

    Kim

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    edited October 2020 #3
    Thanks Annabelle. They have

    Thanks Annabelle. They have no idea what the are at the moment. Sure hope they are gone at next scan. My bubble was burst and I like it full better.  haha

     

  • myAZmountain
    myAZmountain Member Posts: 417 Member
    edited October 2020 #4
    Were the lumps palpated by hand?

    Or did they show on the CT?  Was anything else out of the norm like your CEA or blood cell counts? HOpe that its ok!!

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,393 Member
    edited October 2020 #5
    Sorry CS

    I am sorry to see this.  Try to stay positive.  At that size I am hoping it can just be a blip or a glitch in the scan.  Some radiologists may report something when another will not.  I have had that happen, and when going back the item had been there. There have been studies where radiologists were given 25-50 scans to look at to prepare reports.  And they issued a different report on the same exact scan (there were duplicates). 1/2 mm is incredibly small.  it may have been on earlier scans and just not reported.  It could be variances in scans, positioning, timing of contrast.  

    You can ask them to go back and look at earlier scans.

    Also the following have been on pretty much all my reports for 6 years (though a couple of times not reported):

    HEPATOBILIARY: Hepatic cysts and too small to characterize hepatic lesions are unchanged

    KIDNEYS: Unchanged too small to characterize renal lesions are unchanged. No hydronephrosis

    Always a balance of trying to not worrying too much, but also being prepared for whatever may happen.  Try not to let it bother for you too much. fingers crossed for you.

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    edited October 2020 #6

    Were the lumps palpated by hand?

    Or did they show on the CT?  Was anything else out of the norm like your CEA or blood cell counts? HOpe that its ok!!

    They showed up on my latest

    They showed up on my latest ct scan.

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    edited October 2020 #7
    NewHere said:

    Sorry CS

    I am sorry to see this.  Try to stay positive.  At that size I am hoping it can just be a blip or a glitch in the scan.  Some radiologists may report something when another will not.  I have had that happen, and when going back the item had been there. There have been studies where radiologists were given 25-50 scans to look at to prepare reports.  And they issued a different report on the same exact scan (there were duplicates). 1/2 mm is incredibly small.  it may have been on earlier scans and just not reported.  It could be variances in scans, positioning, timing of contrast.  

    You can ask them to go back and look at earlier scans.

    Also the following have been on pretty much all my reports for 6 years (though a couple of times not reported):

    HEPATOBILIARY: Hepatic cysts and too small to characterize hepatic lesions are unchanged

    KIDNEYS: Unchanged too small to characterize renal lesions are unchanged. No hydronephrosis

    Always a balance of trying to not worrying too much, but also being prepared for whatever may happen.  Try not to let it bother for you too much. fingers crossed for you.

    Thanks New. I guess that's

    Thanks New. I guess that's why they want another ct scan first. I'm hoping they'll be gone by then. I also read that hernias can cause lumps in abdomen.

  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,135 Member
    edited October 2020 #8

    Thanks New. I guess that's

    Thanks New. I guess that's why they want another ct scan first. I'm hoping they'll be gone by then. I also read that hernias can cause lumps in abdomen.

    That is true. I can feel one

    That is true. I can feel one of mine near my belly button. Especially when I haven't gone in a while. And I would never have even realized I had hernias if I didn't see on scan, so you wouldn't feel any adverse effects necessarily.

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    edited October 2020 #9
    abita said:

    That is true. I can feel one

    That is true. I can feel one of mine near my belly button. Especially when I haven't gone in a while. And I would never have even realized I had hernias if I didn't see on scan, so you wouldn't feel any adverse effects necessarily.

    Thanks Abita. I strain to

    Thanks Abita. I strain to much also so maybe that could be it. No more straining Sandy!  lol

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  • abita
    abita Member Posts: 1,135 Member
    edited November 2020 #10
    Any news?

    Any news?

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    edited November 2020 #11
    Not yet.....probably won't

    Not yet.....probably won't know anything more till feb scan. Thanks for your concern Abita.

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    UPDATE

    I've had a colonoscopy and ct scan now and both show no evidence of disease.  I'm NED again! Thanks to everyone for your concern. I'll be talking to my oncologist on Friday and will find out if the lumps are still there and just not growing. Prayers for all fighting this awful condition!

  • Trubrit
    Trubrit Member Posts: 5,643 Member
    edited January 2021 #13
    Woo Hoo!

    image   NED AGAIN! running around emoticon

    That is good news indeed. 

    I hope the lumps have gone, or are nothing of import. 

    I'll be thinking of you on Friday. 

    Tru

  • beaumontdave
    beaumontdave Member Posts: 1,223 Member
    edited January 2021 #14

    UPDATE

    I've had a colonoscopy and ct scan now and both show no evidence of disease.  I'm NED again! Thanks to everyone for your concern. I'll be talking to my oncologist on Friday and will find out if the lumps are still there and just not growing. Prayers for all fighting this awful condition!

    Very happy for you, Sandy,

    Very happy for you, Sandy, good news, and a load off your mind I hope. This path is measured in moments, I hope you get the most out of this one, and many more to follow......................Dave

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • myAZmountain
    myAZmountain Member Posts: 417 Member
    edited January 2021 #15
    Terrific News!

    Congrats on your Renewed NED!  Maybe like mashed potatoes, those lumps don't mean a thing!

  • NewHere
    NewHere Member Posts: 1,393 Member

    UPDATE

    I've had a colonoscopy and ct scan now and both show no evidence of disease.  I'm NED again! Thanks to everyone for your concern. I'll be talking to my oncologist on Friday and will find out if the lumps are still there and just not growing. Prayers for all fighting this awful condition!

    YES!!!!!!!! CS!!!!!!

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  • SandiaBuddy
    SandiaBuddy Member Posts: 1,272 Member

    UPDATE

    I've had a colonoscopy and ct scan now and both show no evidence of disease.  I'm NED again! Thanks to everyone for your concern. I'll be talking to my oncologist on Friday and will find out if the lumps are still there and just not growing. Prayers for all fighting this awful condition!

    Congratulations

    Congratulations!

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    edited January 2021 #18
    I'm hoping those potato lumps

    I'm hoping those potato lumps don't mean a thing. lol The report indicated that one of those lumps was present in 2018 and is unchanged. The other is delineated which I hope means gone. I wouldn't get to excited about what a radiologist says as this is the second read of a scan that was wrong. I'm sure they do they're best but easy to be mistaken.

    Thanks for all your comments.

  • Annabelle41415
    Annabelle41415 Member Posts: 6,715 Member
    edited January 2021 #19

    UPDATE

    I've had a colonoscopy and ct scan now and both show no evidence of disease.  I'm NED again! Thanks to everyone for your concern. I'll be talking to my oncologist on Friday and will find out if the lumps are still there and just not growing. Prayers for all fighting this awful condition!

    WooHooo

    That is wonderful news.  Take a big sign of relief and enjoy it.  Thank you for the update.

    Kim

  • Canadian Sandy
    Canadian Sandy Member Posts: 727 Member
    edited January 2021 #20
    NewHere said:

    YES!!!!!!!! CS!!!!!!

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    Yaaaaaaaaaaa! I get the Ned

    Yaaaaaaaaaaa! I get the Ned sign!!