Nevermore - Bassist Undergoes Successful Surgery For Benign Brain Tumor


Nevermore bassist Jim Sheppard has undergone successful surgery yesterday (Wednesday, February 16th) to remove a benign brain tumor.

The band posted the following on their Facebook wall: "Jim Sheppard made it through surgery and is in the recovery room already cracking jokes. Great news!"




A benign tumor lacks the ability to metastasize, like moles. However, benign tumors may still produce negative health effects and many types of benign tumors have the potential to become malignant and some types, such as teratoma, are notorious for this.

Sheppard has had health issues in the past, having undergone a procedure in 2006 related to his Crohn's Disease, a condition he's managed for nearly 20 years.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Nevermore
 
Posted: 17.02.2011 by Thryce


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17.02.2011 - 23:09
MechanisT
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Man, that is some serious shit. Here's hoping he fully recovers...
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17.02.2011 - 23:14
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Woah, didn't see that one coming. anyway it's good that he made it through, Nevermore would be way less awesome without his contribution, metal onward!
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17.02.2011 - 23:28
Malevolent-Jim
Glad to see he's okay
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17.02.2011 - 23:35
Ch3m1c4lThr4sh
If a benign tumor causes trouble in the brains doesn't that instantly make it Malignant???
But on the other side good to see he's alright now.
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18.02.2011 - 00:48
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Ch3m1c4lThr4sh on 17.02.2011 at 23:35

If a benign tumor causes trouble in the brains doesn't that instantly make it Malignant???
But on the other side good to see he's alright now.

Tumors are body cells that have mutated and lack certain control mechanisms in their growing and replication cycle. If it pushes healthy tissue away, but is clearly limited in its growth and expansion by the surrounding tissue, it's called a benign tumor. If it grows into, i.e. invades the healthy tissue, it is called a malignant tumor. That's the point when the intracellular control mechanism fails that's supposed to guarantee that cells of a type stick together. And if such a tumor manages to grow into blood or lymph vessels, singular cells can get carried away by the bloodstream and form colonies anywhere else in the body, a process called metastasis. A benign tumor in the brain can build up pressure, a malignant tumor can effectively disintegrate surrounding brain cells.

Anyway, hope he recovers soon.
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18.02.2011 - 01:04
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Nice, I'm glad to hear that everything went good!
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18.02.2011 - 01:32
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Damn I got scared when I read "Nevermore - Bassist..." on the news. Good it's not bad news! I'm glad.
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18.02.2011 - 01:45
Angelic Storm
Melodious
Written by Ch3m1c4lThr4sh on 17.02.2011 at 23:35

If a benign tumor causes trouble in the brains doesn't that instantly make it Malignant???
But on the other side good to see he's alright now.


I think the difference is that while benign tumours can cause negative health effects, they're not life threatening like malignant tumours are. Benign tumours are usually removed only as a precuationary measure, as they can become malignant.

This was a shock to me, as I didnt even know Jim had a brain tumour... Anyways, seems like he'll be okay and back with Nevermore pretty soon! xD
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18.02.2011 - 02:43
ryche76
Fantastic news !!!!!!! Very happy for Jim and hoping for a speedy recovery. Cant wait to see Nevermore raise hell on June 10th in Melbourne.
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18.02.2011 - 02:59
RavenKing
Written by Angelic Storm on 18.02.2011 at 01:45

Written by Ch3m1c4lThr4sh on 17.02.2011 at 23:35

If a benign tumor causes trouble in the brains doesn't that instantly make it Malignant???
But on the other side good to see he's alright now.


I think the difference is that while benign tumours can cause negative health effects, they're not life threatening like malignant tumours are. Benign tumours are usually removed only as a precuationary measure, as they can become malignant.


A benign tumour won't kill you, as long as it doesn't become malignant.
A malignant tumour will kill you in the end if not cared (and can kill you even when cared).

And keep in mind we can't be sure the guy won't die of cancer until 5 years have passed without any sign of it.
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18.02.2011 - 03:46
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Good stuff! Hang in there man, gotta see ya still kicking ass with your buddies on May 18
Long live Nevermore and long live Jim Sheppard!
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So you're not actually a bearded shaman opening his third eye through music?
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18.02.2011 - 07:38
PGON DESTROYTRON
Awesome news! Get well soon.
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18.02.2011 - 07:45
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
CraaaaaaaZy. All the best.
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18.02.2011 - 07:48
prelude2tragedy
There's a lot of confused people in here even though Promonex already explained the basics.

Written by RavenKing on 18.02.2011 at 02:59
A benign tumour won't kill you, as long as it doesn't become malignant.


A benign tumor can kill you. As Promonex said, it can build up pressure in the surrounding structures. In this case, the tumor could raise the intracranial pressure, which is definitely life threatening.
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18.02.2011 - 10:47
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Warrel posted that on twitter as well. I thought it was a joke at first.

I'm glad everything turned out the best way. I wish him the best recovery possible.
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Like you could kiss my ass.
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18.02.2011 - 13:04
SexyCat_1113
:banger2::banger2:
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18.02.2011 - 16:57
Ch3m1c4lThr4sh
Written by prelude2tragedy on 18.02.2011 at 07:48

There's a lot of confused people in here even though Promonex already explained the basics.

Written by RavenKing on 18.02.2011 at 02:59
A benign tumour won't kill you, as long as it doesn't become malignant.


A benign tumor can kill you. As Promonex said, it can build up pressure in the surrounding structures. In this case, the tumor could raise the intracranial pressure, which is definitely life threatening.


Ok but as soon as it is life threatening it becomes malignant, right?
I am too lazy to look in my school books right now but i think that was how i learnt it (holiday for a week so no school things now)
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19.02.2011 - 01:08
prelude2tragedy
No... A tumor is only considered malignant if it invades the surrounding tissue and also migrates to other parts of the body (metastasis). It may grow in size really fast and the boundaries are irregular. A benign tumor, on the other hand, is a well-defined growth with smooth boundaries that slowly grows in diameter. It doesn't invade other structures but it can compress them because of its size! That can cause brain damage, with consequent loss of function.

It's not just the effects on the body that determine if a tumor is benign or malignant but rather the histological and immunological features and other stuff I honestly can't remember to say.
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19.02.2011 - 03:50
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Written by ryche76 on 18.02.2011 at 02:43

Fantastic news !!!!!!! Very happy for Jim and hoping for a speedy recovery. Cant wait to see Nevermore raise hell on June 10th in Melbourne.


Jeez, give him some space, he's just out of surgery
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19.02.2011 - 09:12
Black Conundrum
Hey, good news that the surgery was a success. Best of wishes to him and Nevermore.
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22.02.2011 - 23:39
Thought.
A Dying God
There is SO MUCH medically wrong with this band!!

Good health is good news, keep rocking!
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