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Cynthia Bailey Underwent Surgery to Remove a Lipoma Tumor!

Cynthia Bailey is back at home recovering after undergoing surgery for a lipoma tumor that turned out to be benign. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star revealed that she went to the doctor after spotting an odd growth on her back.

“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.

Bailey’s doctor told her the growth was lipoma, a fatty tumor that grows in the body’s immune system, and she started to panic, according to the publication.

“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 says.

If you recall, on Saturday - Bailey shared a photo from the doctor’s office and told her followers that she had an “early morning doctor appointment today. Had a little health scare. Thankfully I’m okay.”

Bailey set up surgery to remove the lipoma, and doctors were able to remove it, but with some difficulty. It's been confirmed that the tumor was not cancerous.

“Surgery went well, however it went much longer than expected because the tumor was embedded very deeply in my back and partially under a muscle,” she told PEOPLE. “It was also larger than expected. In the end, thankfully all the lipoma was removed successfully, and it is benign.”

As previously mentioned, Bailey is now back at her home and is recovering well.

“Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes, texts, and flowers,” she says.

Photo Credit: Bravo