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Joined: Mar 2007

How long does it usually take for a pathology report. I had surgery on April 6th and still not report. Is the fact that it is taking so long a good sign???? You know, no news is good news!!

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Joined: Apr 2007

Hi I just joined on this site and was diagnose 12/26/06 with Ovarian Cancer. I am 26 years old and had never had to deal with medical problems before this. I have learned alot in the last few months and definately not to let them take their time. After my surgery it was to take 72 hrs for the path report. We did not get any results until after a week. I had my post op appt and the doctor said there was still no results. They sent labs to a DR in CA. Ended up being over 2 wks. They came back with that path report. I had then relocated to LEX for the University of KY to do treatments cause I knew that was going to be my next step. Then the gynecologic (sp) oncologist there wanted to do one with his team. About a week after that I got final path reports. But I definately would continue to call and ask if it is done. My labs sat in CA a whole week before they looked at them. I have a great Dr now and have learned that no body is perfect and you got to keep on things if you want them done and done right:) So as I am rambling, mine took about a month all together. I would think you would get the results soon:) I hope you are recovering well from your surgery:)

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Joined: Mar 2005

I agree with Theresa. You need to stay on your Doctor and the office staff to get your results. I had mine when I went in for my 1st checkup after getting out of the hospital. That may have been about 1 to 1 1/2 weeks. Your doctor can call and get a verbal report if the paper report is not ready. Good luck and try not to read too much into it. It doesn't neccesarily mean anything bad. These things tend to take a while! Good luck!

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Joined: May 2003

I agree. It doesn't necessarily mean there is something wrong - there could be all kinds of mix-ups or just a lag in time. But your doctor can always call to get results if he/she wants to. Hang in there, and let us know.

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Joined: Sep 2006

I agree with everyone,it will take about 2-3 weeks, and it doesn't mean it's bad news. The prelimenary report just states thats it OVCA, the path report should be able to tell you which type it is as well as the cells that are seen. They also do a tumor grade, which predicts how fast it grows it's called a FIGO grade,and it is a very valuable and needed test. Good luck,I know how I was about getting my results, and it is nerve-racking to say the least!!! (((hugz)))..Joanne

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