Sep 09, 2004 - 5:35 pm
Hi! I am actually a cervical cancer survivor, and entered remission three years ago. Now, at the age of 29, there is a pesky lesion on my liver that keeps growing. I've had it biopsied and it came back benign, but it's growing quite rapidly so they think they either missed some cancer cells on the biopsy or it's a benign tumor that's growing. Either way they want to do surgery to remove it. I'm not familiar with the procedure details for liver surgery. Is it in-patient? Does it take long (it's by my spine, so it was difficult to get to for the biopsy - they had to go in between my ribs)? What's the recovery entail? Is it painful?
I've had a radical hysterectomy at the age of 26, so I feel that I can handle pretty much anything. But not knowing is the WORST. Could anyone fill me in?
Thanks so much,