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9/2/2016 Latest post:
While bending over to take a picture on a Lacrosse recruiting trip, Megan felt something weird in her knee. She shrugged it off until pain and swelling slowly started to happen over a few weeks. This led her to meet with her school's Athletic Trainer who began to treat her hamstring, but when that didn't work she met with an orthopedic doctor. X-rays were taken and then an MRI scheduled for what was assumed to be a complex lateral meniscus tear. On Thursday, August 25th, the results came in a 4.6cm tumor was found. This led us to Emory to meet a team of specialist in orthopedic oncology. A biopsy was taken and the tumor was confirmed to be cancer. Right now, it is being labeled as Malignant high grade giant rich cell tumor. Megan will have a PET scan and Nuclear Scanning next week to determine if the tumor started as soft tissue and moved into the bone or visa versa, stage of cancer, and what all of this means for the treatment plan. Her team is some of Emory's finest and we are staying positive and ready to move forward with this journey.