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    The night my gf moved back home from abroad she found a lump in her armpit and panicked (naturally) then in the morning her shoulder had swollen up.

    She made an appointment with the doctor who told her she wasn't concerned about the lumps at all and sent her off for an xray and took some blood. Her theory was that she'd torn a muscle with all the luggage and it had bled out and caused some soft tissue swelling. An appointment at the hospital was made to look over the xray and blood tests.


    she went to her chiropodist for a manky toe and got chatting away about her shoulder and for some unknown reason the chriopodist decided to tell her that she had swollen glands once and it turned out to be cancer. This got her all worked up and panicy. Then when i took her to the hospital appointment the doctor said that it was probably a torn muscle but couldn't reassure her cos she doesn't know for sure what it is (in a typical covering their own back fashion) and recommended she have an MRI scan in 8 weeks times (urgent cases tend to be within 2 if i'm not mistaken).

    She went back to her GP for some because she didn't find the hospital doctor comforting who took more blood. Since then she has found another lump except on her collarbone which is hard and immoveable and she won't stop worrying about it.

    I know all lumps should be checked out by a doctor but statistically it's unlikely to be a cancer at her age (which i have told her). Does any one have any suggestions as to what this could be? and also how do i get her to stop worrying? no logic is gettign through to her and quite frankly it's starting to annoy cos it's almost as if she's determined to have cancer.
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    The night my gf moved back home from abroad she found a lump in her armpit and panicked (naturally) then in the morning her shoulder had swollen up.

    She made an appointment with the doctor who told her she wasn't concerned about the lumps at all and sent her off for an xray and took some blood. Her theory was that she'd torn a muscle with all the luggage and it had bled out and caused some soft tissue swelling. An appointment at the hospital was made to look over the xray and blood tests.


    she went to her chiropodist for a manky toe and got chatting away about her shoulder and for some unknown reason the chriopodist decided to tell her that she had swollen glands once and it turned out to be cancer. This got her all worked up and panicy. Then when i took her to the hospital appointment the doctor said that it was probably a torn muscle but couldn't reassure her cos she doesn't know for sure what it is (in a typical covering their own back fashion) and recommended she have an MRI scan in 8 weeks times (urgent cases tend to be within 2 if i'm not mistaken).

    She went back to her GP for some because she didn't find the hospital doctor comforting who took more blood. Since then she has found another lump except on her collarbone which is hard and immoveable and she won't stop worrying about it.

    I know all lumps should be checked out by a doctor but statistically it's unlikely to be a cancer at her age (which i have told her). Does any one have any suggestions as to what this could be? and also how do i get her to stop worrying/shut the **** up? no logic is gettign through to her and quite frankly it's starting to piss me off cos it's almost as if she's determined to have cancer.
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