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In 2006 I began experiencing discomfort in my lower left side.  After many attempts at a diagnosis, I was sent for a CT scan.  The scan showed a mass in my lower abdomen.  I was sent through several specialists in my hometown before seeing a surgeon who had trained at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.  He referred me to Vanderbilt University and a friend/surgeon who he had worked with at M.D. Anderson.  After testing, it was decided surgery was the best avenue.  After surgery, the mass was tested and determined to be a form of LMS. The good news was it was contained.  My journey continued through six month CT scans.  I will be having my first one-year checkup in July.