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Lumps stopped hurting; should I get treatment?
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jurate

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Lumps stopped hurting; should I get treatment?

I developed 2 lumps in my right foot this summer. First one lump appeared and grew rapidly to about 1.5 cm diameter, then a second lump appeared which is smaller. While they were growing the bottom of my foot ached and burned sometimes. I went to a doctor, looked up all the information I could, found this website, decided on radiation treatment and have been in the process of trying to find someone in the New York area who can do radiation. I also discovered that my brother has Ledderhose and my 86-year old father has developed one Dupuytren's lump in his hand.

But now the lumps have stopped growing and the pain has gone away. My feet feel ok. Do you think I should I go ahead with the radiation treatment?
Maybe I'll just keep looking for a local source of radiation treatment and get everything all set up so that when I decide to go ahead with treatment I will be ready.

People here seem to know much more about this than my doctors do. (Especially Wolfgang)

LubaM 

LubaM 
Re: Lumps stopped hurting; should I get treatment?

My thinking is "if it doesn't hurt...leave it alone"...especially for lumps in the bottom of your feet... I've had a very large lump for years, but there is no progression and it doesn't hurt when I walk, so I leave it alone.... The Dr. who is going to do radiation on my hand agrees with me.

Now Dupuytren in the hand is another story, because when it progresses it starts curling your fingers, so early treatment is advisable on hands.

newman 

newman 

Re: Lumps stopped hurting; should I get treatment?

Hi Aussie Calling, It is good to here that you have no problem with walking. For a start keep a record. Have your partner ,use a marker pen, using series of dots to outline any lump/nodules or cords on your feet. With an adhesive tape fix a tape measure adjacent to the area marked and use a digital camera to keep a record of the date etc. You then have something to check back on, if, there has been any change. Check the shoes ,that you wear and select ones that have a thicker inner sole. I would visit a podiatrist/surgeon to check that you have ledderhose .(Take the shoes that you wear with you ) Like the scouts, be prepared and check if radiotherapy becomes an option where it is available . Regards

Edited 09/05/09 11:01

allisun 

allisun 
Re: Lumps stopped hurting; should I get treatment?

I'm also looking for radiation treatment in New York; there was a Dr. on the clinics page up until recently but no longer to be found; please post if you find one!

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