• Hi all, It's been a year and a half since prostate surgery, PSA still <0.1.

    Asked by toml on Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Hi all, It's been a year and a half since prostate surgery, PSA still <0.1.

    In Nov I noticed a lump on my left bicep. MRI says it was a fatty tumor. Yesterday I had it removed. Doctor said it was the size of a small grapefruit. Now I have to wait to see if it is benign. Has anyone else experience this type of tumor after a surgery?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      By fatty tumor, do you mean a sebaceous cyst? I am prone to them. Have never had one surgically removed. Mine have been close enough to the surface that they are fairly easy to drain. Mine had nothing to do with surgery. The more common type of "lump" after surgery is a seroma which is a pocket of serous liquid. I had that after my mastectomy and it was needle aspirated.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Nope, but I have developed them in the past. I had one removed from the back of my neck in 2007. In fact we discovered my advanced renal cell carcinoma because a routine sonogram of my surviving kidney indicated I may have had a fatty tumor, the CT with contrast determined that all was well with my Kidney, but picked up a small lesion on my liver.

      over 4 years ago
    • tomget's Avatar

      I haven't but good luck with that.

      over 4 years ago
    • fusilier's Avatar

      Ask your doc if it's a "lipoma." That's an actual tumor of fat cells (aka "adipocytes"), nearly always benign. So long as your PSA scores are below detectible limits you shouldn't have to worry.

      fusilier, who's about 15 mo post surgery, and also below detectible limits
      James 2:24

      over 4 years ago
    • ROBERT's Avatar

      I was wondering the same thing but i just had my surgery last week and was diagnosed in December so it is too soon. If you have had cancer and you are fully cured are you more succeptable to other kinds of cancer tumors in the body? Any body have any input?

      over 4 years ago

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