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Canadian Sandy
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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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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

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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

 

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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!!

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Canadian Sandy
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They showed up on my latest ct scan.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Any news?

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

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