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thriftychic Fri 28-Dec-12 12:08:32

ds2 (13) has been urgently referred to the hospital , i think cancer is suspected and i am terrified.

i took him to the gp with a swelling in his neck , underneath his adams apple. i also thought he may have lost weight but hasnt been weighed for 18 months so not sure if hes just grown upwards iyswim as he has gone very tall and skinny despite eating lots.
he had a blood test to check his thyroid and other stuff. something in the test came back abnormal . he also has a small pea sized lump at the side of his neck . The gp got on to the hospital straight away yesterday and also spoke to another doctor about him. they have just phoned to say he has an appointment at the hospital on super quick !

i have a terrible gut feeling about this but i am prone to being anxious. i am trying my best to keep calm but my stomach is churning and i am snapping at everyone .
please tell me something positive

ohmeohmy Fri 28-Dec-12 12:22:17

Good that he will be seen quickly. No point speculating until they tell you more. Write down your questions. Possibly post in child health as there are people on here who have been in your shoes. Good luck.

porridgelover Fri 28-Dec-12 12:30:23

I cant pass by without wishing you well and will be thinking of you and your DS.

Child Health may be a good resource as ohmeohmy said. <<hug>>

Badvoc Fri 28-Dec-12 13:49:39

I also can't not post.
I will be thinking of you and ds Monday x

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Fri 28-Dec-12 14:01:17

If it is any sort of lymphoma please be reassured that its a very treatable form of cancer with very high survival rates. But it might be something much less serious. Thinking of you. X

sagandswing Fri 28-Dec-12 14:46:40

Hi hun, Sending you hugs thinking of you both.. A friend of mine had a lump in her throat which turned out to be cancerous, they operated really quickly and it was gone as quickly as it was found. You do not know yet so as easy as it may sound for me keep an open mind x

frizzcat Fri 28-Dec-12 14:47:35

Couldn't go past this either and agree with Ellen - do whatever you need to do to stay calm, will be thinking of you Monday

Strongecoffeeismydrug Fri 28-Dec-12 14:49:53

Sending positive thoughts,let's hope your gut feelings are wrong and it's something simple.
Keep strong .

thriftychic Fri 28-Dec-12 15:07:30

thankyou everyone x

Icedcakeandflower Fri 28-Dec-12 15:10:35

Also sending you positive thoughts. Will think of you on Monday x

TheLightPassenger Fri 28-Dec-12 15:18:50

It's completely understandable that you are incredibly anxious about this, just do what you can to get through till Monday, thoughts with you and your DS.

nostoppingme Fri 28-Dec-12 15:29:42

My thoughts are with you and your DS. I hope he isn't too scared either.

Take care x

kinkyfuckery Fri 28-Dec-12 15:30:58

Thinking of you, keep us updated x

Ineedmorepatience Fri 28-Dec-12 17:21:03

Thinking about you and your Ds.

Be kind to yourselves over the weekend x

Pebbles69 Fri 28-Dec-12 17:29:32

Thinking of you and hoping Mondays appointment goes well x

wrenster Fri 28-Dec-12 17:38:22

Lots of positive thoughts. Lots of choccies are needed to get you through xxxxxx

ilovesprouts Fri 28-Dec-12 18:31:04


lisad123 Fri 28-Dec-12 19:15:03

Sorry your dealing with this, cancers a bitch but a beatable one if that's what it is.
Dd2 had lumps in her lymph nodes last year, the GP sent us straight to hospital and dd2 was very poorly.mthry ran around doing blood tests and sorting scans ect. I knew what they though
T it was as she was having all the tests they had given dh before dx.
However, it was just a very very nasty virus and they kept dd2 in for two days. Took two months for lumps to go down.

Do NOT goggle.

sweetteamum Fri 28-Dec-12 20:29:58

just wanted to send lots of luck from me too .

I don't have any advice but wanted you to know I was thinking of you .

Shayo Sat 29-Dec-12 09:12:19

positive thoughts ,yes i agree with the Do not goggle. Shall be thinking of you .

cornystollenslave Sat 29-Dec-12 13:51:41

sending positive vibes
Hope Monday goes well

supermum98 Sun 30-Dec-12 07:45:14

A friend of mine went through the same thing with her son about the same age and she assumed the lump on his neck with cancer too, but it turned out to be infection related, but everyone moved very quickly and it frightened her. My Dad was a GP and I remember him saying once, 'Rare things are rare' and that's what you've got to think between now and Monday, that it is much more likely to be non-cancerous. Will say a little prayer for you. xxx

thriftychic Sun 30-Dec-12 15:29:05

thankyou , our doc had said he would need to see an endocrinologist but the one we are going to on monday is a peadiatrician at childrens outpatients . i assume it was just the quickest they could get him to .

pannetone Mon 31-Dec-12 08:58:39

Saying a prayer for you today. X

porridgelover Mon 31-Dec-12 10:11:44

Kind thoughts for today. thanks

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