how fast can a tumor grow

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how fast can a tumor grow

by shadow1 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 02:17 AM

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 help...I had an endoscopy in december 2011, now ct scan has showed mass in stomach. nothing was found with the endoscopy in december. how fast can a stomach tumor grow? what type of tumor could this be?

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by JackieJo on Mon Apr 02, 2012 05:50 PM

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Hi...Has the tumor been biopsied yet? Is the tumor benign or malignant? If the tumor is cancer there is a good chance that its an Adenocarcinoma. Depending on how aggressive the tumor is...yes it is possible that it can grow that fast. If you don't have a diagnosis as to whether the mass is cancer or not please try to think positive. Also keep in mind that cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. There are many cancer survivors out there. Cancer caught early has a good chance of being put into remission. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

Prayers and hope

JackieJo

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by shadow1 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 05:21 AM

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Hi Jackiejo,

Tumor/mass... is 2.5cm x 2.2 and has not ye been confirmed except by ct scan. I will be having an endoscopy done on Thurs. Have been having abdominal pain for awhile thus the previous endoscopy and ct scan. Also have nausea, indigestion, heartburn and I cant eat as much as I used to without discomfort. Thanks for your prayers!

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by disheveledblond on Wed Apr 04, 2012 01:09 AM

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Hi there!  They found a tumor on my stomach after a ct scan also.  Previous to that, nothing showed anything.  I am surprised that they are just doing and endoscopy.  My Dr. went in through my tummy ( I don't know all the medical terminology) with a camera thingy and then decided to cut me open and take it out.  I am so glad they did, because it did turn out to be cancerous and caught early!  I don't know why yours wasn't seen in your previous tests, but I had a large stomach and it was kind of hiding by the duodenum.  When I had my endoscopy they didn't go down far enough and I had food obscuring the view because I wasn't digesting properly.  So, keep me posted on how things are going.  If you need anyone to talk to, I am here and have a sympathetic ear.

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