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Undiagnosed mass on the brain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 4, 2007
  • 00:34 AM

Doctors found a mass on my mother's brain. Initially, they were confident that it was cancer and that it spread from some other part of her body. However, after countless tests they can find no signs of cancer in her body. They have no clue of what it is. She shows no signs of the mass impacting her, other than her stiff leg which had been causing her to fall repeatedly. (She's 69 and had fallen on her hip trying to get Christmas decorations down.) We all (the family) assumed that it was a residual effect of the fall. During the testing the mass was discovered. All of sudden this mass is the reason for her inability to walk well. Now that we have done every test imaginable to find some other location besides the brain to biopsy, we are faced with the decision to allow this invasive procedure or not. Does anyone have any ideas of effective, non-invasive, procedures that we can do?

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