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Results from biopsy good!

RGK's picture
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Joined: Oct 2009

Dear all,

Thank you all so much for your supportive and informative responses to my PET/CT scan scare a couple weeks ago. I had a mediastinoscopy on Monday to biopsy my mediastinal lymph nodes that lit up on the scan, and I got the final report yesterday: non-necrotizing granuloma, sarcoidosis, and NO EVIDENCE OF MALIGNANCY! I'm still taking this information in, and also still recovering from the surgery, but am so enormously relieved. The best option they were willing to speculate about before the biopsy was a new cancer -- lymphoma.

When I did think that I was facing a recurrence, I knew that people here would understand and support me. Thank you all so much for your kindness. Of course, I'm not out of the woods yet. I've also accumulated some knowledge along the way, and am glad to be part of this amazing community. All my best thoughts and big hugs to you all.


daisy366's picture
Posts: 1493
Joined: Mar 2009

Great that this is not recurrence, but sounds concerning - hopefully it is not a big deal. Good that you were able to get the biopsy and take that burden of worry from you.

Glad you got encouragement, support, and knowledge along the way. Best to you. Mary Ann

Ro10's picture
Posts: 1579
Joined: Jan 2009

I am so glad that you got good news of no evidence of malignancy. Hope you recovery well from the surgery. May you have many months of NED. In peace and caring.

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