Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Malignancy Case

At the ultrasound clinic, Aim Abroad's volunteers saw one case of a malignancy today. The patient was very elderly, and had not been telling anyone about the growths on her breast. Instead of seeing a doctor, she just figured that everything would work itself out in the end. The doctor had to explain to the patient that she would do the very best she could to help the patient, but that it is a fairly serious case of cancer, since the cancer had been spreading for months. The volunteers were able to see what the malignancy looks like at the ultrasound clinic, both on the patient physically, and looking at the ultrasound machine's image of the patient.

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