Fiber Tumor - Khrystle's Story
"I went through all the pain...basically for no reason." Have you ever felt a lump in your chest? Listen to Khrystle, as she explains the alternatives to removing non-maliganant tumors. What would you do?
When I was a sophomore I had discovered that I had a lump in my chest and I told my mother and she was concerned so we went to go see a doctor.
My name is Khrystle I'm from New Jersey and I had a fiber tumor in my chest.
It was a long process, it took a couple months. It really affected my life, it made playing basketball harder. It made me worry because there's a chance that it could have been malignant.
In December of my sophomore year I ended up getting it removed and had surgery.
Since I was so young I didn't understand what it was or what it really meant. But as I got older and became more aware of what it really was I actually became more scared of it later. But when I was going through it I was just really unsure. I was really confused.
After I switched doctors I found out that I really didn't even need to have it removed after all. So I went through all the pain and all the worry and all the anxiety basically for no reason and it wasn't anything that was serious or detrimental to my health and I could have left it in.
If I knew someone that was in these shoes I would have them take all the precautions that I did and go visit the proper doctors and get all the proper treatments to make sure that they really are okay and then after that come to their own conclusion whether -- if they want to get surgery or if they don't want to get it, it's really their preference.