• How big are the tumors that have been found in other peeps? What happened after they found your tumor?

    Asked by Georgiagal on Friday, November 11, 2011

    How big are the tumors that have been found in other peeps? What happened after they found your tumor?

    I just found out about mine on 11/7/11 and still have not heard from the doctor about what happens next!

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    • ashlead's Avatar
      ashlead

      Not sure the size of mine, but it was originally found by my DENTIST! It was the first time I going in about 8 years, and during the x-ray there was a suspicious mass on my left mandible. Long story short, I had a biopsy done (7-7-11), it came up inconclusive. Then they decided to do surgery instead of another biopsy (9-21-11), that is when it came up as a malignant osteosrcoma (bone cancer). During surgery they removed the tumor and the affected bone, plus some, and replaced it with my right fibula (the smaller, non-weight bearing bone in the leg). I lost two molars out of it, and because the tumor was so far back, I no longer have the joint on that side. X-rays of my new jaw are pretty sweet though! ;)

      over 8 years ago
    • akristine's Avatar
      akristine

      Mine was pressing against my sciatic nerve and a few important organs like my bladder, kidneys and rectum. When removed, the surgeon took it out in thirds and it was the size of a football.

      over 8 years ago
    • PerryLowell's Avatar
      PerryLowell

      Mine was rectal, and small, about 3cm. It was surgically removed and I was put on Gleevec for at least 3 years or until it recurs.

      over 6 years ago

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