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  • How long for results?!!

    Hi Guys..

    I posted a couple of weeks ago as I had an ultrasound which showed up a lump on my right testicle. Apparently it was mostly liquid but it did have enough mass to concern the consultant and he wanted to operate. Bloods were fine. Before the op he said if he was more than 15% concerned on examination during the op he would whip the whole testicle out, or if he was not so concerned he would only remove the lump. In the end he plumped for just removing the lump. I had the op on 19th and was due to ge results today.

    I have just had a call from the consultant's secretary. Apparently he is not happy with the path report and has asked for some further clarification from the lab. His sec is telling me that it's not sinister he just wants to get the info right before seeing me. So now I am in limbo for another few days. To be honest I am pretty p****d as it is the not knowing which is driving me nuts!

    Has anyone on here had this situation happen to them? I can't help but be a bit pessimistic at the moment as I would think the outcome should be pretty clear if all was fine. Apparently this consultant is v good so I have no reason to doubt him...

    Any thoughts/words of advice appreciated!!!

  • #2
    This sort of situation happens all the time and it's madining. My opinion is that you should have the results in 2-3 days the reality is that sometimes it's more then a week. If you can take anything from this it's better that they take their time and get it right.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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    • #3
      Thanks Dadmo...

      Your comments are appreciated but I'm afraid that here in the UK it's pretty normal to wait for at least a week for results. I am more annoyed at the fact that they can't be conclusive after this time.... It's getting me down as I am waiting to accept a new job/move to a new city/etc etc

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      • #4
        I know this will be hard but try and go about your life as normal. Being anxious won't change a thing. I know that's easy to say but just stay busy and let us know what they find.
        Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

        Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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        • #5
          Hi Guys

          Finally got my results today - after 3 weeks of waiting! My consultant got 3 opinions on this before speaking to me hence the delay..

          I have a sertoli cell tumour. Apparently very rare - have any of you any experience of this? He reckons he got all of it during my op and is suggesting I go on surveillance with regular scans. It is benign but there is a risk that it could develop further (about 10%).

          For any of you who know - does this sound a sensible approach?

          Thanks

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          • #6
            Hi Manchester, I wonder how is going with your case? What's your treatment? I have a very similar case like yours that pathologist can't clearly define the tumor type but mostly are sertoli-lydig tumor. I also get only the tumor removed. I'm currently send my path slides to another hospital to double check it again.

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