Wanted to relay a great recent health story of mine...
During the summer of 2006 a routine CT scan found a small .5 cm tumor on my left adrenal gland. With a history of cancer (had already lost my right kidney and adrenal gland) this was a bit upsetting to say the least. Nonetheless it was not big enough to worry about yet so we simply decided to keep an eye on it for the time being.
By August of 2007 it had doubled in size to 1.0 cm.
By August of 2008 it had again doubled in size to 2.0 cm.
This is when we really started worrying. It was doubling in size every year and when a tumor approaches 3.0 cm you start talking cancer. It was coincidentally about this time that I decided to become vegetarian, gave up dairy as well, and joined this board in November of 2008.
The good news is... my lastest CT scan from 2009 showed NO tumor growth whatsoever. In fact the radiologist commented that if anything it appears slightly smaller than it was the prior year.
Now I'll be the first to admit that this may be nothing but a huge coincidence, and benign tumors of the adrenal gland are not uncommon, but it does seem odd that the little sucker suddenly decided to quit growing after I became vegetarian.
Whatever happened, I'm glad for it.
Happy healthy New Year everyone!