Neck Tumor It Is Benign - No Cancer

I just got word from my ENT doctor that the tumor he removed from the opposite side of where they think my cancer started is benign.  He said it is fairly common to get such tumors due to radiation.  I had, at least at first, stage VI a unknown primary.  After some radiation they felt the cancer was on the left side, the same side where I had two lymph nodes infected with cancer.  I had seven weeks of radiation and chemo.  That was two years and three months ago, last treatment.  Have been cancer free since then.  The tumor, may not be exactly a tumor, but close enough, popped up.  I posted about it on here about a week ago and got the usual great advice and good thoughts.

Even though the doctor was fairly positive that it was not cancer util the biopsy came back one still lives in greater of lesser degrees of fear.  Going to take it easy this evening, but back to exercise and my part time retirement job tomorrow.  It ain't cancer until they say its cancer and even if they find cancer, then let the battle begin because there is always hope.

Your replies to my initial post really helped me get though this and I cannot thank you enough, bless you all.

Comments

  • Linewife7
    Linewife7 Member Posts: 43
    HobbsDoggy

    Benign is such a beautiful word! I just logged in and saw this! I am so happy for you! When the Docs first discovered tumors on my Liver I was ecstatic when they found out they were benign! I pray I hear that word again this time! That is awesome news for sure:) 2 more days and counting and praying! Take care!

  • HobbsDoggy
    HobbsDoggy Member Posts: 276
    Linewife7 said:

    HobbsDoggy

    Benign is such a beautiful word! I just logged in and saw this! I am so happy for you! When the Docs first discovered tumors on my Liver I was ecstatic when they found out they were benign! I pray I hear that word again this time! That is awesome news for sure:) 2 more days and counting and praying! Take care!

    Totally Hope Your News is the Same

    All best possible to you.  I know I had plan B in place and that helped me get though the waiting.  

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,722 Member
    GOOD!

    HD,

    Radiation tumor, way to go.  I hope you didn’t hug and kiss your ENT too hard,

    Now, on with the happy retirement.

    Matt

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
    Benign is Great news.

    Glad you heard from your ENT that is was benign. Now take a deep breath and get a good overdoe rest.

    Bill

     

  • phrannie51
    phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716
    Whoo Hoo!!!

    Ok then.....that excitement is over Laughing....I'm delighted to hear the word benign, Hobbs......I'm counting on you to yank me off the ceiling the next time I get myself into a dither....deal?  Remind me that it ain't cancer till somebody says it is!!

    p

  • HobbsDoggy
    HobbsDoggy Member Posts: 276

    Whoo Hoo!!!

    Ok then.....that excitement is over Laughing....I'm delighted to hear the word benign, Hobbs......I'm counting on you to yank me off the ceiling the next time I get myself into a dither....deal?  Remind me that it ain't cancer till somebody says it is!!

    p

    Smile

    I will be more than happy to pull you down from the ceiling, I spent too much time there in the last two weeks.  You and the others pulled me down and kept me going.  

    I didn't hug the ENT doc as his nurse called, but I did over the phone and am going to get him a gift certificate for dinnier for him and his wife.  He was kind and sure he gets paid a lot, but sometimes a little kindness back from his paitents is in order.

     

  • avisemi
    avisemi Member Posts: 172
    AWESOME! I was waiting for

    AWESOME! I was waiting for this news LaughingLaughingLaughing 

  • unitedsteel
    unitedsteel Member Posts: 8

    Smile

    I will be more than happy to pull you down from the ceiling, I spent too much time there in the last two weeks.  You and the others pulled me down and kept me going.  

    I didn't hug the ENT doc as his nurse called, but I did over the phone and am going to get him a gift certificate for dinnier for him and his wife.  He was kind and sure he gets paid a lot, but sometimes a little kindness back from his paitents is in order.

     

    Great News

    I found out after surgery that the tumor on my neck was benign.  My ENT told me all along it was cancer, and I had prepared myself for cancer.  Now I am flying high!  Thanks for all of your support.

  • HobbsDoggy
    HobbsDoggy Member Posts: 276

    Great News

    I found out after surgery that the tumor on my neck was benign.  My ENT told me all along it was cancer, and I had prepared myself for cancer.  Now I am flying high!  Thanks for all of your support.

    ENT Wrong and You Win

    Doctos can and do get it wrong.  This time he had it wrong in the right way.  Fantastic news, I am so happy for you.

  • jackflash22
    jackflash22 Member Posts: 524 Member
    thank goodness there's some

    thank goodness there's some innocent diognosis occassionly , good luck for the future.

  • MrsBD
    MrsBD Member Posts: 615 Member
    Sometimes a wrong diagnosis

    Sometimes a wrong diagnosis is a wonderful thing! So happy for both of you, HobbsDoggy and UnitedSteel.

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
    MrsBD said:

    Sometimes a wrong diagnosis

    Sometimes a wrong diagnosis is a wonderful thing! So happy for both of you, HobbsDoggy and UnitedSteel.

    Celebrate!

    Congrats on the great news!

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
    hobbs, that is wonderful! 

    hobbs, that is wonderful!  now your nerves can calm down and get back to normal.  it will always be scary for us when something pops up, especially when it has to be biopsied.  Here's to getting back to life without slowing down!  keep up the great job!

    God bless you,

    dj

  • HobbsDoggy
    HobbsDoggy Member Posts: 276

    hobbs, that is wonderful! 

    hobbs, that is wonderful!  now your nerves can calm down and get back to normal.  it will always be scary for us when something pops up, especially when it has to be biopsied.  Here's to getting back to life without slowing down!  keep up the great job!

    God bless you,

    dj

    Thanks DJ

    Thanks so much for your kind thoughts and thanks to all the others for their support.  It inspires me to ofer all I can to others and took keep working to share what I went through and continue to go though in case it might help anyone else.  

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,771 Member
    just a hiccup..

     It ain't cancer until they say its cancer and even if they find cancer, then let the battle begin because there is always hope.

    You got the mantra down pat. Remember to spread it to all who post about fear and anxiety pre-diagnosis. 

  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912

    So happy to hear this wasn't the beast again!  Relax and enjoy the weekend !  Best wishes sent your direction !  Katie