Thanks for the response Rich... Much appreciated. The biggest problem is that I doubted the doctors from the beginning when the first "MD" thought it was a lipoma. I am dealing with all Navy doctors here... I hate to undermine their authority - or spread the "bad" word... but I've NEVER trusted them. I was once sick with kidney infection and the Navy doctors kept telling me it was UTI. Only when I had a 104 temp and freezing my butt off did they figure out what it was (SERIOUS pain the entire time in my side and back). See what I'm dealing with here?
As far as knowing that it's cancer... I don't know that. I don't have a clue. I do have a feeling that it's a bad thing (obviously) and that they aren't telling me everything - or just really are that stupid??? Hope I didn't offend any Navy DR that just happens to be reading this.
I guess I just want an answer and I want an answer NOW... Before I get cut open... before I get any treatment...
Thanks again Rich