Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by PattyPritchett on Thu May 06, 2010 01:26 AM
My cyst was drained 6 months ago. It was 6.5cm. They tested the fluid and said the liquid did not show cancer cells. However, they could not test the cyst walls because they said that would be too dangerous..safer to just watch. The cyst grew back 2 cm after three months and I have not gone back for another scan yet. I have not found a case where someone had an adrenal cyst over 6 cm that did not end in cancer. Anyone else hear?
They did a colonoscopy and found multiple leisions a couple weeks ago... and multiple cysts on the liver. I get the biopsy report end of this week. So...please let me know of anyone who had a large cyst on the adrenal gland that did not have cancer. THanks!~
by eastern65 on Mon May 31, 2010 04:23 PM
You are right, it's rare for one to be 61/2 cm and not be cancerous, but my surgeon who is a specialist in adrenal tumors says it can happen. My 61/2 cm one was cancerous.
How is your blood pressure doing? The adrenal gland controls BP. They found my tumor after I went into a hypertensive crises and almost died. Many of them are found after a stroke, if you survive it.
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