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Old 09-27-2002, 08:06 AM   #1
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Question Should I be concerned about a tiny benign tumor?

Hey, I am a 17 year old female with a very complicated health history dealing with urological problems. In an abdominal ultrasound, the radiologist found a 6.5 mm benign tumor in my kidney (or abdominal area). My question is, do all benign tumors become cancerous? Should I be concerned? I am getting a renal ultrasound in two months.

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Old 09-27-2002, 08:35 PM   #2
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We should always be concerned about cancer, but I don't think that it would be necessary to worry in your case. Largely cancer is preventable. You can read about it on the internet. If you follow a sensible diet, exercise, don't smoke etc., statistically you're a lot better off.

If lipoma would be considered a fatty non-cancerous tumor, then I've had these lumps for more than 30 years.... Also there are so many different types of cancer. Some are mild and others are very very dangerous. I've also had skin cancer for more than 20 years. It was the mild variety. It seems like I had that purple spot "forever", before my doctor spotted it and cut it out.

So, I hope that's helps. Don't worry.

Just listen to your doctor and take a sensible approach to cancer. It is something we take seriously but without stressing out over it.

Old 09-28-2002, 06:55 AM   #3
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Thanks Rhody for your answer! I found it helpful.

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