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I have 8cm benign mass protruding from appendix into cecum, is it safe to wait six months to check for growth, or should it be removed. Causes pain.?

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In brief: 8 cm?

That's a tennis ball! you sure it isn't 8mm? Anyhow, if a definite mass is noted during colonoscopy, it should be removed to be safe.
Keep in mind that a biopsy can be falsely negative and the true nature of a tumor is not certain unless the entire lesion is studied carefully by a pathologist.

In brief: 8 cm?

That's a tennis ball! you sure it isn't 8mm? Anyhow, if a definite mass is noted during colonoscopy, it should be removed to be safe.
Keep in mind that a biopsy can be falsely negative and the true nature of a tumor is not certain unless the entire lesion is studied carefully by a pathologist.
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Don't take a chance

Tye only way to know if it is benign or not for sure is to have it removed.
Talk to a general or colorectal surgeon for a consultation and bring your ct scan disc with you.

In brief: Don't take a chance

Tye only way to know if it is benign or not for sure is to have it removed.
Talk to a general or colorectal surgeon for a consultation and bring your ct scan disc with you.
Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle
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