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89592 tn?1391274422

US Test results / inflammation possible?

Got the results of the US today..called my dr.

Clinical - Mass Left axilla

Multiple enlarged lymph nodes in left axilla largest 2.4x 1.1x 2.7 cm

Impression: Suspicious of malignancy ULtrasound guided bx recommended  Birads are 4&5

I asked my dr if US could tell the difference between inflammation and a mass. He said no...but I'm not sure.

Needled guided bx by US on wednesday.    

Paula
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547368 tn?1440541785
Hi Paula,

I'm so very sorry to hear the about the results of your US. My heart goes out to you. You must be frightened - especially given your HX.

I don't think an Ultrasound can be that specific. The American Cancer Society says:  Ultrasound cannot tell a benign (not cancer) tumor from one that is cancer. Ultrasound images are not as detailed as those from CT or MRI scans.

I was going to suggest that your also post in our Breast Cancer Forum as they will have more information and experience to draw from - but I see you already have done so. Good move.

You'll be in my prayers. Please let us know how you are doing.

My Best to You,
~Tuck
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89592 tn?1391274422
Thank you Tuck......    its so frightening..... autoimmune disease is rough and it seems like one thing after another.  If i didnt have drs appts, etc I would be going nowhere.  

I appreciate your concern and nice words.  

hugs..Paula

my dogs name is Tucker...he is a shihpoo  love him!
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547368 tn?1440541785
Hi Paula,

Love your dog's name! Great name. :0)

You'll be in my prayers and I will watch anxiously for your updates. Hang in their - hopefully this is just a scare and all will be well.

Warm Regards,
~Tuck
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