Cautionary tale.

slow growing lipoma on back - g p wanted it scanned - saw consultant - m r i scan - told there was a cancer in the lipoma/sarcoma - advised to have it removed - told it would be a 5 hour op and there my be some residual nerve damage.

Request for a biopsy and second opinion rejected - made a fuss - finally biopsy done at another hospital - no cancerous cells found. So I will live with the unsightly lump - better than having surgery and likely nerve damage.

The ‘moral’ from this is always trust your gut instinct and don’t be brow beaten by the medics.

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Oh wow and it could so easily have gone the other way.

Good job you dug your heels in.


Well done to you for sticking to your guns