Oct 27, 2008 - 8:02 pm
I am actually a Hodgkins Lymphoma survivor of about 1 year. However, my last scan 6 months ago showed a small 5 mm hypodense lesion in the tail of the pancreas. The report said it was a pancreatic cyst vs a side branch IPMN. The radiologist and my oncologist were not concerned and said this could be reimaged in 12 months. However, since my Hodgkins CT scans are every 6 months, it will be reevaluated at that time. My next scan is next Wednesday. I am sick just thinking of this cyst. I am ironicall not concerned over the Hodgkins. I am a hypochondriac with severe anxiety and don't know if I am making more of this than is necessary. I'm so scared the cyst grew or turned bad. I have not symptoms and feel fine otherwise. I always looked at pancreatic cancer as one with no hope, but after reading your posts, I see there is hope but I am so scared. I hope you are not mad that I am posting this without officially being diagnosed. Do any of you know if cysts can be benign and stay benign. Can they also just go away on their own?
God bless all of you and thank you for listening.