Post Edited (Pink Grandma) : 2/5/2008 7:03:01 AM (GMT-7)
Sylph, I know that you must feel absolutely terrified and I can only imagine how truly scared you are. I just wanted to say a little bit about the fear you are experiencing OK? Fear can rule you if you let it as you know. On the otherhand without having all the facts given to you from the Dr's it's almost impossible to not be ruled by fear. I wonder how they know for certain that they are tumors and not cysts? I am not doubting their diagnosis but curious as to how they are certain and based on what? I know you had an ultrasound done but they are far from conclusive. Without a biopsy to verify what they are I question it. They will undoubtably order CT scans, MRIs, and a biopsy. Then they will know definitively what you are dealing with. After they determine WHAT is is they will get you an appointment with a specialist and offer a treatment plan to you. All this takes time so you must be patient. In the meantime I would try to research a little on the internet. The problem being that you can't be sure what exactly to research right? Well, I think I would start with looking into benign liver tumors, treatment, etc. BTW when they say "average size" anything (including tumors) that doesn't mean that lots of people haven't had a larger tumor than what is listed on the internet. It simply means that the Dr's have seen smaller ones on a more common basis. Please keep that in mind as that's an important issue here. It is also important that you learn as much as you can so when all the tests are completed and you have a firm diagnosis you will know what the Dr is talking about. That way you can ask pertinent questions and understand the Dr's answers. Hope this helps a little.