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Title says it all. I'll find out for certain in two days. AMA.
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I can't even imagine what this would feel like. You're in my thoughts OP. Where is this supposed tumour?
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What results are they waiting for in 2 days?
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Title says it all. I'll find out for certain in two days. AMA.
I've had many tumors. Don't worry if you do have one, remember that it could be non cancerous and it may not affect you at all (I had a tumor that didn't affect me for an odd 6 years and it was easily removed). Which area do they think you have the tumor?
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I've had many tumors. Don't worry if you do have one, remember that it could be non cancerous and it may not affect you at all (I had a tumor that didn't affect me for an odd 6 years and it was easily removed). Which area do they think you have the tumor?
Either my pituitary or adrenal gland... I think I'm going to have to have treatment.

What was your treatment like? How old are you? How have you coped?
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Either my pituitary or adrenal gland... I think I'm going to have to have treatment.

What was your treatment like? How old are you? How have you coped?
I've had one on my pituitary gland. A very nice surgery and it was removed pretty quickly and I had no compilations whatsoever. It's probably benign (non cancerous) if it's on your pituitary gland/adrenal gland so don't worry! Most people have a very quick and easy recovery time and it's probably a one off. Hope this settles some worries.

I'm 16, treatments for me have always been good and I've coped really well with tumors, sometimes I get pain but it's never 'over the top'.
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Either my pituitary or adrenal gland... I think I'm going to have to have treatment.

What was your treatment like? How old are you? How have you coped?
Worrying times and not much to say, but probably isnt definite and quizlet gave you good insight. Try and keep busy and id suggest against trying to self diagnose yourself until you know more or you are confident you understand what you are reading. You could get it wrong and misdiagnose causing needless worry. GL and hope to turns out neither to exist or be benign.
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I've had one on my pituitary gland. A very nice surgery and it was removed pretty quickly and I had no compilations whatsoever. It's probably benign (non cancerous) if it's on your pituitary gland/adrenal gland so don't worry! Most people have a very quick and easy recovery time and it's probably a one off. Hope this settles some worries.

I'm 16, treatments for me have always been good and I've coped really well with tumors, sometimes I get pain but it's never 'over the top'.
Thanks! I'm 17 and I have never dealt with this before but I've always been ill, I've had lots of operations and I'm in hospital a lot. It's just a lot to take in, you know?
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Thanks! I'm 17 and I have never dealt with this before but I've always been ill, I've had lots of operations and I'm in hospital a lot. It's just a lot to take in, you know?
Hope you're okay . If you do get a tumour there, just remember that the surgery is pretty much safe, there's rarely any complications and it's probably a one off non cancerous tumour.
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Worrying times and not much to say, but probably isnt definite and quizlet gave you good insight. Try and keep busy and id suggest against trying to self diagnose yourself until you know more or you are confident you understand what you are reading. You could get it wrong and misdiagnose causing needless worry. GL and hope to turns out neither to exist or be benign.
Thanks. I hope so too.
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Hope you're okay . If you do get a tumour there, just remember that the surgery is pretty much safe, there's rarely any complications and it's probably a one off non cancerous tumour.
Thank you, means a lot. I'm just freaking out and needed to share.
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Title says it all. I'll find out for certain in two days. AMA.
I hope and pray it's nothing serious. Get well soon.
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I have a benign pituitary tumor. They said there's no point removing it unless it starts pressing on my optic nerve or causing other problems. I hope, if you have one, yours is similarly unproblematic. :hugs:
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I have a benign pituitary tumor. They said there's no point removing it unless it starts pressing on my optic nerve or causing other problems. I hope, if you have one, yours is similarly unproblematic. :hugs:
Mine had to be removed quite quickly due to my pulse increasing to a worrying 130 bpm. It's awesome that you're doing okay .
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Mine had to be removed quite quickly due to my pulse increasing to a worrying 130 bpm. It's awesome that you're doing okay .
That is worrying but I'm glad to hear that they were able to remove yours without problem. The idea of surgery can be really scary especially with it being so close to the optic nerve so I'm quite happy just leaving mine where it is. They just check it with an MRI occasionally - it's been 5 years without change so far.
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Thanks everyone. If the tumour is there then they will remove it because its causing a lot of problems but thanks for sharing your experiences, its made me feel a lot better! I'll keep you updated!
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Damn I can't imagine how stressful that is, hope everything goes okay!
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That is worrying but I'm glad to hear that they were able to remove yours without problem. The idea of surgery can be really scary especially with it being so close to the optic nerve so I'm quite happy just leaving mine where it is. They just check it with an MRI occasionally - it's been 5 years without change so far.
Thats great!
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Damn I can't imagine how stressful that is, hope everything goes okay!
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That is worrying but I'm glad to hear that they were able to remove yours without problem. The idea of surgery can be really scary especially with it being so close to the optic nerve so I'm quite happy just leaving mine where it is. They just check it with an MRI occasionally - it's been 5 years without change so far.
Great to hear :-). Don't worry if there are any changes or if you have to have surgery in the near future, I can assure you it's one of the 'safer' surgeries and rarely there's any complications.
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