• No Cancer

    Asked by sundance on Monday, March 25, 2013

    No Cancer

    Dr said there was no cancer after biopsy. I don't understand that. The CT scan w/contrast showed 1.7 mass and said it was growing into other areas and was probably SCC. Can someone explain this to me?

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    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Doctors are not infallible. That's why they do biopsies. I know w/endometrial (what I have) cancer, sometimes what they think is a tumor is actually a fibroid. I don't know enough about what they thought you have to give an intelligent comparison. I hope that is correct. No cancer would be awesome. Just very jarring once you have a mindset that you have a fight on your hands. Good luck!

      over 3 years ago
    • RachaelC@StF's Avatar
      RachaelC@StF Community Outreach Coordinator 317-528-7794

      No cancer is great news, sundance!
      Like BuckeyeShelby said, I'm sure that news is very jarring compared to the diagnosis you were expecting. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask your doctor until your prognosis has been thoroughly explained to you. If your doctor isn't willing to more thoroughly explain something, a second opinion is never a bad idea, and you are entitled to it! After all, it is your life, your body and your potential (or maybe not!) fight.

      over 3 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      Just because you have a mass doesn't mean it is malignant.

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      sundance, A CT scan only sees differences in tissue density and can not tell if a dense area is cancer or not. There are a lot of things that can look like cancer in a CT scan that are not cancer. The biopsy is the only way to get a definitive diagnosis so now you have the good news. There is still a question of what the 1.7 cm mass really is aand if it needs to be treated or not. Did the Dr tell you what the biopsy showed the mass to be other than just telling you it was not cancer? It coupld be a lot of things from a cyst to scar tissue from your old injury. If you don't know what it is try calling the Dr to get him to tell you what it is. If you need to make another appointment. Congratulations on the good lews and we all hope and pray that the rest of the news is good too.

      over 3 years ago

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