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    An_241352 posted:
    Let me just start by saying that I am sorry if this is not quite the appropriate place to put this. About 9 years ago, I was diagnosed with having a rare problem, cavernous hemangioma. Basically, a benign tumor. This can form anywhere, but for me, it formed within the space under my kneecap. It grew until it was the size of a lemon, when it started dislocating my kneecap. I have since had it surgically removed, but I worry that I will have this appear again, particularly since both my dad and grandmother (his mother) were later treated for the same condition. Also, I am wondering if this can be a precursor of other kinds of cancer- which do run in my family, an uncle on that same side has had cancer. This is a big worry for me, as it has caused me issues and was difficult to recover from the first time around. Thank you/.
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    georgiagail responded:
    These are blood filled lesions; they are not cancerous as they do not contain material that can become cancerous down the road. Hence the term "benign". You have nothing to worry about regarding this.

    Gail


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