Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. After months of dealing with an 'ear infection' that would not clear up my ENT suggested surgery to clean out my mastoid bone and determine what type of infection I had. Surgery on 2/1/17 ended up with a cancer diagnosis on 2/16/17 - glomangiopericytoma. It is a very rare non aggressive form of cancer that only has a handful of cases reported. I have conferred with doctors at Univ. of Penn and Hershey Medical center. I also spoke with an oncologist from Abraham Cancer center. All doctors agreed surgery to remove the cancer was the appropriate treatment.