Sep 23, 2009 - 5:36 am
Hello. This is my first time doing this so please bear with me as I am computer illiterate. I had a swollen left tonsil. After 3 rounds of antibiotics, no help. An ent did a biopsy which came back as lymphoma. The cancer center ordered a PET scan from a local hospital which showed the cancer confined to the left tonsil. Nothing showed up in the surrounding tissues or other lymph nodes. A bone marrow biopsy came back completely normal. No cancer has ever shown up in any other blood tests they've done. I am going for a second opinion soon but I have some questions and am looking for input. When the ent did the biopsy, his nurse/assistant packaged the three samples in the same package. I heard him tell her that she should have packaged them separately. Question; could this have caused a false positive? I have none of the other usual symptoms, i.e. weight loss, fatigue, etc. I'm trying to get my mind right for te chemo and radiation but these things raise doubt in my mind. Any ideas or comments? thinks folks. My name is Dave.