Lymphoma - awaiting possible diagnosis please help......

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I have a strong family history of breast cancer and other cancers. I go for a yearly mammogram and ultrasound (i'm 33) and upon the last ultrasound i was found to have a lump in my right armpit. The consultant advised I was to come back 3 months later for a re-scan to check measurements again. Approximately 8 weeks ago I noticed a lump in my neck (again on my right side), my doctor dismissed it as nothing to worry about. I went back for my re-scan just over 2 weeks ago and the lump under my right armpit has grown quite alot, i now have one under my left armpit and she scanned my neck at my request and said it is the same as the ones under my arms. I also have a lump in my right leg on my shin which seems to be getting bigger, this has been there for around 6 months but i never thought anything of it. They did a biopsy on the lump under my right armpit and a week later the consultant called to tell me she fears it is lymphoma and has sent the biopsy on to a further pathologist. No explanation as to why and 8 days later they still dont have the results back. I am going out of my mind with worry. Why would it be sent to a second pathologist?? has anyone else had this?? I know im almost looking for the answer as to if I have Lymphoma but it doesnt look very good so far does it???

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    Things don't sound good at all neutral But on the plus side (well I assume, you haven't said otherwise) you are still feeling quite well, which is a good thing smile I dunno what's going on with this second opinion, you must be at your wits end with worry sad
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    ive barely slept in two weeks.... i dont understand why one pathologist would send it on to another at a completely different hospital?? I just want to know if I have it or not but hopes that I havent are fading very fast..... sad
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    As for feeling well, yeah im not too bad, just exhausted and have been for months but that could be down to being a single parent and working my backside off at the same time lol....
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      Hi, I'm just wondering how long your wait was for scan results and then how long from scan results to biopsy, as I am going through similar thing? Hope doing well!
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    At the risk of jumping the gun / being presumptuous, if it's what it might be, then you are probably Anaemic (suffering from Iron deficiency) neutral An Iron supplement (like Spatone, or whatever) could really help smile Maybe pop along to your GPs and see what they've got to say, they could chase up the results as well smile As I say, if you are feeling well then this is a really good thing wink
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    I have just spoken with my consultant at the hospital and she said she is hoping that the results may be back tomorrow at the weekly consultant and pathology meeting?! lol... I dont know how much more waiting i can do so i just hope tomorrow gives me the answer im hoping for....thanks for your comments! x
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    Oh well that's good, let's hope it's nothing smile
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    Hi, they said that there is no immeadiate cause for concern and so have booked me in to be re-scanned in another 3 months. I'm guessing that means I'm clear? I for some reason went completely silent and barely spoke lol. I'm taking it as good news at the moment tho. Thank you so much for asking! Xx
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    Yeah that could mean you are clear, wait and see what the next scan says. Tell us how you get on smile
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    I'm amazed your doctors have not dealt with this a lot quicker. I found a lump behind my ear and my GP immediately referred me to an ENT unit. With your family history this should have been looked into a lot sooner. Putting that aside if your tests show you have lymphoma don't panic. Lymphoma is highly treatable, I have just been diagnosed and start treatment shortly. Even stage IV is treatable and not everyone suffers all the side effects that can accompany chemotherapy. It's the "C" word that terrifies people I think. On the other hand you may have something fairly trivial! I would think that another pathologist has been asked for a second opinion just to confirm results or because they are more qualified to make a diagnosis. Try not to worry, from experience I know that is easier said than done, whatever is wrong can be treated.
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