Standing in Solidarity
- Fans are rallying around radio host Dan Bongino who has discovered a tumor on his neck.
- Bongino is undergoing surgery to remove the tumor and awaiting biopsy results.
- Bongino suspects it may be a lipoma, which is a fatty tumor that’s often harmless but can be cancerous.
Bongino, 45, recently discussed a 10-centimeter by 7-centimeter tumor he found on his neck and went through a biopsy. He’s currently awaiting test results from the biopsy, but plans to undergo surgery on Wednesday in order to have it removed. The Fox News contributor also shared that he’s gotten lipomas a few times in his life, and they pop up occasionally. According to the Mayo Clinic, lipomas are defined as ” low-growing, fatty lumps that’s most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer.” They typically occur in people who are middle-aged.Read More
Since Bongino shared that he plans to undergo surgery, political figures such as Ted Cruz, commentators like Kate Pavlich, and Twitter fans wished him a speedy recovery and offered their support.
Praying for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for @dbongino this week! 💪🏼
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) October 5, 2020
.@dbongino is having surgery this week. Please pray for the best possible outcome! Thanks! 🙏
— 𝙅𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙏𝙞𝙗𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙪𝙨 𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝘾𝙖𝙩 🚀 (@SocialClaude) October 5, 2020
Can we start a huge prayer chain for a Great American Patriot @dbongino? He is a fighter for freedom and loves this Great country. He has Surgery on Wednesday to remove a Tumor. I want him to see how much he is appreciated and loved! If you are grateful and will pray please RT
— Blqntdqddy (@1blantdaddy) October 5, 2020
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 5, 2020
Are Lipomas Cancer?
Lipomas are sometimes just fat, but they can also be misdiagnosed. Even though lipomas aren’t considered a type of cancer, they can be cancerous. If you notice a lump that could be a lipoma, it’s important to get it checked out and talk to your physician. While they are usually harmless, it’s better to be safe than sorry. After all, it’s well known that early detection can be a life-saving resource, and the earlier any signs of cancer are caught, the more treatment options there are.
If You Feel Something, Say Something
You know your body better than anyone else, and if you feel like something is off, it’s important to address it sooner rather than later. It could be nothing, but for some cancer survivors, they were able to take control of their health by pushing for answers from their doctor.
There’s a few obstacles facing both men and women when it comes to being proactive about their health. In many cases, men will ignore symptoms they’re experiencing and avoiding visiting the doctor. On the other side, women will go to their physician and discuss their symptoms but can be brushed off and given excuses. That’s why it’s important to push for as much information as possible, and get multiple opinions.
“The problem with men is that they wait and they think things are going to go away,” Two-time breast cancer survivor Marc Futterweit tells SurvivorNet. “Once they’re diagnosed, sometimes it’s too late because it’s metastasized and it’s gone elsewhere. If you feel something, say something. Go get it checked. This is not a death sentence anymore. You can beat this.”