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Old 09-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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New FNH Diagnosis

I am a 24 yr old male who has recently gone through ultrasound and CT scan testing to discover with 95% certainty that i have FNH. I am awaiting an MRI and an appointment with a specialist but i am extremely concerned as this condition seems to only effect females on contraceptive. It is a fairly significant growth (5.5cm in diameter). Also, i have a history of cancer as i was born with it and told that it was called germcell cancer located in the area of my tailbone. I have been deemed cancer free for 23 years now but also suffer from anxiety attacks and let me tell you that this recent FNH diagnosis is not helping. Is this generally something that gets removed? Should i be changing my lifestyle in any way? Should i worry that i am a male and seem to have a condition that is prominantly present in females?
Please help as i am pretty stressed out over this condition.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:44 AM   #2
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Re: New FNH Diagnosis

Although FNH is seen mainly in females there are still a few men out there who have it too, so you shouldn't worry too much about that one Many on these boards have been diagnosed with these tumors and we have all gone through the fear factor that you are going through now. I also have a 5.2 cm FNH which was diagnosed in May 2008 and the Drs are monitoring it now on a yearly basis. It takes a while to get your head round it and to accept that there is this growth in your liver, but once you do accept it and recognise that it isn't causing any harm you should be able to move on in your life. I have a strong family history of cancers (4 siblings) so I know where you're coming from on that one. All I can say is that if the Drs had any thoughts that your growth is anything other than an fnh then I reckon they'd have you in and remove it. Have you seen a hepatologist? these Drs are more specialised in liver disease than general gastro enterologists and if you haven't seen one I suggest you do. You will find that they don't work out of all hospitals but will work in a large teaching hospital with a liver transplant unit attached. I'm in the UK and travel to London for my check ups. I hope that this information helps and try to stay calm
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