Remove cyst as a just-in-case measure

I read with interest the e-mail from Sue about a ganglion cyst on her wrist (WDDTY vol 15 no 7), and was very glad to hear that she went to see a consultant.


Twenty years ago, I developed a painful lump on the instep of my left foot, which eventually grew to almost the size of a golf ball.


I was told it was just a ganglion cyst. More than a year later, it was surgically removed and sent for histological analysis. It was a malignant synovial sarcoma.


I’ve had two recurrences removed and two separate courses of radiotherapy, after which I was advised to undergo below-knee amputation. I refused, had two more malignant recurrences, but am now well, fully mobile, and have been discharged.


I realise that the NHS could not remove every lump that appears, but I’d like to suggest that anyone with a lump should take it seriously, have it examined by a doctor and, preferably, have it removed. – Sally Free, Brighton

What Doctors Don't Tell You Written by What Doctors Don't Tell You

We Humbly Recommend

Get the Healthiest Newsletter!

Get a dose of Healthy delivered straight to your inbox. Each FREE issue features amazing content that will elevate your Body, Mind, and Spirit.

Your data is never shared with 3rd parties

Introducing

Healthy Shopping

Health and Wellbeing products lovingly curated for you.