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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

And the envelope says - no adenoid cystic carcinoma present!!

Biopsy: NOT malignant, NOT ACC; but no idea on what the critter was.
There are a couple of ways that adenoid cystic carcinoma can progress - through the lungs, bone, liver, or the head. What they whacked out of my head on November 15th is NOT ACC. It is NOT malignant. But they really don't know what it is. It was fleshy, not cacified, so not really a pearl (or at least, nothing that one would want to mount in jewelry.) The dr. commented that it had the appearance of a dermoid cyst, but those don't usually form in the bone, but in soft tissue. I didn't get to ask him, but assume that this is a 'one off', that I shouldn't get another one going. But knowing me, I just might.
NOT malignant - what a relief!! And this whole operation was not a waste, remember - the thing was growing, and my headache was pretty intense (since I haven't experienced anything up to that level of pain since the surgery, either on or off narcotics).
Ah, I just have to say it one more time - NOT malignant. Sweet.


A2 Librarian said...

oh, Teri, praise God for answered prayers!!!!!


Rebecca said...

Wonderful, Wonderful News, Teresa! I am so happy for you and for all of us who get to keep you as a friend on this plane of existance! Yea! Brings tears to my eyes -really.

whitneydt said...




I think that's ASCII for HAPPY DANCE! WOO HOO, WOO HOO! I'm so happy for you! Breathe easy, Wonder Woman!

Anonymous said...

Great news! I'm SO thrilled for you and your family. May God continue to bless all of you.


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