Aug 01, 2013 - 2:14 pm
Hi everyone, I found this site searching Peritoneal cancer. I am needing advice as to the kind of biopsy to have and if anyone else had this. I was diagnosed with FNHL in the ileum last year and had a small bowel resection. They consider it gone after surgery but still watch with CT's and PET scan. A week ago PET showed a spot on the right side of my lower abdomen. Radiologist says its a lymph node near the inguinal ligament. My oncologist says it is very strange and he can't tell where it is, he said it looks like it is in the lining of my abdomen or an ovary. He sent me to a surgeon and the surgeon said it's not an ovary, he believes it is in the lining of the abdomen and we need to biopsy it. Well I wasn't that bothered until I searched tumor in lining of abdomen. Ok, not the best thing to read about! Anyway the surgeon said we could biopsy with the needle but it would leave us still scrating our heads and that pathologist need the whole lymph node to make a diagnosis. So I decided to do the laparoscopic way and am very nervous. Everything I read says you need a gynecological oncologis. There are so many questions in my head like do I need a gynecological oncologist? Is the laparoscopic the best way to biopsy? If it is cancer is this a hard one to deal with? Any info on this subject would be great. Thank you for reading!