Friday, October 31, 2008
I havent talked about our battle with cancer on this before but it has come to the point where it has been placed in the forefront of our lives again. Our son was diagnosed with alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma in June of 2006. He has been cancer free since Feb. of 2007. He gets scanned every 3 months for the next 5 years. On Sept 2nd his scan found a mass of some kind on his neck area. Thinking it could be an infected lymph node we have been going to Texas Children's Hospital every 2 weeks for the site to be checked. His re-scan of the area showed no change and another mass under his chin. This has baffled doctors because in 6 weeks (the time span between scans) the mass should have done something. If it was cancer it would have grown.... an infected lymph node it would have shrunk. The concensus is to have them both removed which will happen on the 17th of Nov. My Mom gut tells me it is a benign growth but only when we get the pathology back will we know for sure.