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    KriddleRN asked a questionHodgkin Disease

    Surgeon comments during needle biopsy?

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      Carool

      My only relative experience was when I had a sentinel axilary node biopsied during my lumpectomy. I’m just writing to wish you good luck with your results. Please keep us posted.

      4 months ago
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      It seems like whenever I've had a procedure done the person or persons doing it didn't say a word - whether positive or negative. I know it's really hard but hang in there while you wait for the results. Be gentle with yourself and please keep us posted.

      4 months ago
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      Ydnar2xer

      In all my medical experiences, I've found the technicians to be SILENT on the topics of what you may have, what the samples may mean, etc. I think it is MUCH more professional for them to be QUIET rather than to leave you in limbo like this until you get a chance to talk to your Doctor. I feel strongly about this; if you do, too, you might want to mention it to the Doc how these comments unnerved you. The Doc needs to know that the techs are doing this to patients! Good luck.

      about 1 month ago
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    Has anyone had a doctor claim your positive pet scan as a false-positive, without doing biopsy?

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      Carool

      KriddleRN, thank you. My friend is doing very well (no recurrence or new primary so far).

      I’m so sorry about your mother.

      Medical professionals should always take patients seriously, unless the patient is a malingerer — but you know far better than I about this. And so many people have had therapy and meds. I’m one, on Lexapro for ten years.

      I hope you get better results and a definitive diagnosis soon (though I hope it’s not cancer but something with lymphoma-like symptoms).

      Please keep us posted.

      5 months ago
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      Yes. My primary care dr ordered the scan 3 months after my radiation treatment ended. It lit up like a Christmas tree. Surgeon said the scan was done too soon after radiation and I still had remnants of radiation causing the scan to light up. Said wait another 3 months, redo the pet scan. It was 3 months of worry but he turned out to be right.

      4 months ago
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      Carool

      whatnext54, that’s great news!

      KriddleRN, how’ve you been since you last wrote? Any progress made on getting that biopsy?

      4 months ago
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    Oh No (Problem with doctor): Has determined my positive PET scan to be a false positive without doing a biopsy

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