Jun 01, 2009 - 3:54 pm
A little over a week ago, I had surgery to remove a mass from my groin area. The pathology came back stating it is a spindel cell tumor. The surgeon did not tell me over the phone whether it is benign; he said the pathology report didn't say. He referred me to meet with an oncologist this week before coming back to him for my post-surgical appt. I'm assuming maybe he wants me to see the oncologist to make sure it's all gone? Then does that mean this type of tumor is not benign?
Can anyone tell me what a spindle cell tumor is? Other than removing it, are radiation or chemo treatments common for this? If anyone could help me prepare a list of questions for my first visit to the oncologist, it would help me out tremendously. I'm a little overwhelmed by this news and the information that I've been reading on the Internet is scaring me.