Cynthia Bailey “Had A Little Health Scare;” Underwent Surgery To Remove Lymphoma Tumor
Cynthia Bailey, one of my favorite stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, had a brief scare recently when she went in for surgery on a lymphoma tumor that turned out to be benign. Thank God!
On Tuesday, Cynthia made sure to let her followers know that all was well and that having her mom there to recover made all the difference.
It all started when Cynthia spotted an odd growth on her back, so she immediately went to the doctor to have it checked out.
“I noticed a slight raised lump on my back near my left shoulder blade about two months ago. At first I thought I had been bitten by something, or it was just back fat. A couple of weeks later, I noticed that it was still there and seemed to be growing,” she told People in a statement.
Not being able to identify a mysterious, growing “lump” would worry anyone. Her doctor told her that the growth was a lymphoma tumor, and of course, hearing “tumor” took her from worry to a full-blown tizzy that lead her to do a Google search. And we all know what happens when we do that.
“I Googled it immediately, and was blown away by the photos of the worst cases in particular. I was scared because as soon as I heard the word tumor, I immediately thought cancer,” she said.
So, she went in for surgery on Saturday, and thankfully, doctors were not only able to remove the lymphoma, but they informed her that it wasn’t cancerous. Whew!
From the doctor’s office, she told her followers that she had an “early morning doctor appointment today. Had a little health scare. Thankfully I’m okay.”
We wish Cynthia a full recovery! And we hope that her example serves as a reminder that we must immediately address any unusual growths or lumps that we notice in our own bodies.
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