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Radiation, Interrupted?

Forums General Melanoma Community Radiation, Interrupted?

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    marfda
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      I saw a Rad Onc today after my radiation session. I am recieving radiation to my lower back for recurrent sub q tumors along my scar line. Yesterday I discovered a lump on my groin underneath my SNB scar. Showed it to the doctor today and it is concerning. He estimates it's 2-3cm wide. I am seeing my surgeon on Monday for a fine needle biopsy. It will be interesting to see what decisions will be made about surgery vs continuing radiation. I suppose since the radiation and surgery would be in two different places, I could probably technically do both at the same time.

      I saw a Rad Onc today after my radiation session. I am recieving radiation to my lower back for recurrent sub q tumors along my scar line. Yesterday I discovered a lump on my groin underneath my SNB scar. Showed it to the doctor today and it is concerning. He estimates it's 2-3cm wide. I am seeing my surgeon on Monday for a fine needle biopsy. It will be interesting to see what decisions will be made about surgery vs continuing radiation. I suppose since the radiation and surgery would be in two different places, I could probably technically do both at the same time. Have any of you faced an interruption of radiation? I'm also wondering when I'll have scans again. My last was in October, it was clear. Would they remove the sub q tumor even if the tumor has spread further in my body?

      I know I'm assuming the lump in Melanoma. Sometimes I do better emotionally expecting the worst case scenario. 

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        lhaley
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          In the past when possible I've gone the surgery route.  While doing radiation on my arm a new spot was discovered this summer. They did stop long enough to get the results because if it was going to be two areas they would have then most likely gone systemic.  The lump ended up being fatty tissue!  Even after the fine needle the mel specialist didn't believe it and had it removed.  Was clear!    

          I have progressed for now but for 5 years have removed one lump at a time. 

          Good luck!

          Linda

          lhaley
          Participant

            In the past when possible I've gone the surgery route.  While doing radiation on my arm a new spot was discovered this summer. They did stop long enough to get the results because if it was going to be two areas they would have then most likely gone systemic.  The lump ended up being fatty tissue!  Even after the fine needle the mel specialist didn't believe it and had it removed.  Was clear!    

            I have progressed for now but for 5 years have removed one lump at a time. 

            Good luck!

            Linda

            lhaley
            Participant

              In the past when possible I've gone the surgery route.  While doing radiation on my arm a new spot was discovered this summer. They did stop long enough to get the results because if it was going to be two areas they would have then most likely gone systemic.  The lump ended up being fatty tissue!  Even after the fine needle the mel specialist didn't believe it and had it removed.  Was clear!    

              I have progressed for now but for 5 years have removed one lump at a time. 

              Good luck!

              Linda

              Charlie S
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                Listen to Linda.

                 

                Charlie S

                Charlie S
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                  Listen to Linda.

                   

                  Charlie S

                  Charlie S
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                    Listen to Linda.

                     

                    Charlie S

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