Rose Prieto | CaringBridge

Rose Prieto

First post: Mar 12, 2018 Latest post: Mar 16, 2018
Rose originally felt a lump on her left side back in October but didn’t think much of it until she realized it wasn’t going away and laying on her stomach was starting to get really uncomfortable. In mid-January Rose went to visit her primary care physician and he ordered an ultra sound to get validation what the lump could be. On January 31st Rose went in for an ultra sound and roughly an hour later the doctor called her with the results. The physician thought it was a hematoma around her spleen and instructed her to check herself into the emergency room for a CT scan and surgery.

After getting the CT scan the doctors still really weren’t sure what we were dealing with so they ordered Rose get an MRI. After receiving the results from the MRI they informed Rose we were dealing with a pretty large mass in her abdomen area. Of course they wanted to confirm whether or not the mass was cancerous or not, so the doctors ordered a biopsy.

On February 7th, we went in for the results of the biopsy…. It was then when they confirmed Rose has soft tissue cancer (Sarcoma).

To keep positive throughout this whole process, we decided to name the mass based on images we saw from the MRI…. Spud – cause it looks like a giant potato.

After numerous doctor’s appointments we’re still trying to determine the best treatment option, but as of now Rose may need to get radiation for 6 weeks then have surgery.

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