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BENIGN TUMOR IN SECUM

dae610
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Joined: Aug 2012

JUST WONDERING IF ANYONE EVER HEARD OF IT..
IT DOES HAVE TO COME OUT AND WONDERING IF IT
IS A LONG RECOVERY OR A SIMPLE SURGERY
THANK YOU

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Lovekitties
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Joined: Jan 2010

Here is an article which may answer some of your questions:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-cecal-polyp.htm

For the best information, discuss this with your doctor.

Marie who loves kitties

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thxmiker
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Joined: Oct 2010

Removal of the Cecum and Appendix is not a simple surgery. It is a colon resection, since it joins the small intestine with the colon. It was 8 days in the hospital for me. I career is active so, it was about 5 months before I could go back full time. (I owned the company, and I worked but at a lesser capacity.) Office work you could probably go back in a couple of weeks to a month.

Best Always, mike

Jaylo969
Posts: 826
Joined: Jan 2010

Hi dae610,

In answer to your question...I had 2 tumors. One small benign at ileocecal valve and one large( T3) malignant tumor of cecum. I am female and my surgery consisted of incision from diaphragm to top of pelvis. Complete removal of right ( ascending ) colon, appendix, ovaries, & tubes.It was not a simple surgery.It took me a good 12 weeks of healing to be fully functional.If it is done by laproscope I have heard that the healing time is shortened.

Best wishes!
-Pat

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