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After some excessive delays, to orrow I am taking my mother to have some suspected cancer lesions biopsied.  The onee which scares me is a symmetrical mass that looks a bit like a large insect bite,, which seemed to form on her right leg just a few weeks ago; I am concerned by its size, and she has no history of skin camcer in that area.  Also we will be scheduling a surgery to remove a basil cell tumor from her ear which has been biopsied, but which was delayed due to the death of my father and other factors.

Lastly, I am workimg with her MD to coordinate resu,ption of an in home occupational therapist now that the problems in her right hand which caused us to stop the occupational therapy have been addressed, and we also need to arrange an in-home physical therapist as we have to change the PT exercise regimen to avoid the right hand.  I am also waiting for a walker her MD indicated he was prescribing, to reduce her fall risk.

So if you could pray for her, that she is alright and we get through the bureaucracy alright, I would appreciate it.

Her baptismal name is Anna and she is Orthodox.
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Re: My mother is having a biopsy for skin cancer, and related issues
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 02:30:27 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 07:25:43 PM »
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Re: My mother is having a biopsy for skin cancer, and related issues
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 11:03:45 AM »
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Re: My mother is having a biopsy for skin cancer, and related issues
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 12:49:32 PM »
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Alpha60 - please post an update when you can.
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Re: My mother is having a biopsy for skin cancer, and related issues
« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2017, 02:31:53 PM »
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Alpha60 - please post an update when you can.

There is an apparent squamous cell tumor on her leg which needs to be removed immediately, currently scheduled for Friday.  She will likely experience some pain from this so please pray for her.  Fortunately there is no apparent melanoma anywhere.  There are some remaining basil cell spots which will be complex, however, but removing the squamous cell tumor is the main priority.

This tumor just appeared within the last month.  The speed with which it appeared is concerning, so it is good that it will be removed before it has the chance to grow further or metastasize.
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Re: My mother is having a biopsy for skin cancer, and related issues
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2017, 03:49:51 PM »
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Alpha60 - please post an update when you can.

There is an apparent squamous cell tumor on her leg which needs to be removed immediately, currently scheduled for Friday.  She will likely experience some pain from this so please pray for her.  Fortunately there is no apparent melanoma anywhere.  There are some remaining basil cell spots which will be complex, however, but removing the squamous cell tumor is the main priority.

This tumor just appeared within the last month.  The speed with which it appeared is concerning, so it is good that it will be removed before it has the chance to grow further or metastasize.

I'm glad they caught it when they did!  May the Lord grant her a speedy recovery, and may He guide the hands of those who have been entrusted with her care!
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Re: My mother is having a biopsy for skin cancer, and related issues
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2017, 08:20:59 PM »
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