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    Georgiagal asked a questionStomach Cancer

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

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      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! ;)

      about 5 years ago
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      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.

      almost 5 years ago
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      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.

      about 3 years ago
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