This thing came out of nowhere and most likely spawned by my Hep C.
I had a Ultrasound done last January and nothing was detected, then, I felt a bump under my rib in july, so I went for a ultrasound and an MRI, this thing was HUGE!
They (SLOAN) removed the tumor in early October. The doctor said he got it all out, he did not see any more of them so I was not given any chemo or anything. He did not refer me to an oncologist, if it comes back he will....
I went back for a 2 month checkup and I was clean, next one is scheduled in 4 months.
I seen a oncologist here locally yesterday and I really liked him.
He told me to get back with a gastro and get my Hep C viral load checked.
My liver does seem to be functioning fine so far.
One problem is that I think about it all the time, have a family and sons 13 and 18...
I seem to be annoying others by contantly talking about it.
So I was wondering if anyone can give me any suggestions on how to get it out of my mind?
I know that many of your have been through so much. They say you have to have a positive attitude but when I read about the life expectancy after a large turmor resection its not very encourging.
Has anyone else has had a large turmor removed and what they might be able to share with me.