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DaveMan
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Last Activity: 02-16-18, 01:33 PM
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  • DaveMan
    replied to Biopsy Opinion
    I was torn about doing the biopsy myself. My doctor said there was a 98% chance that it was cancer and very likely TC, so my initial thought was "then why bother with the delay and risk?" I finally asked him what he would do, and he said he'd have the biopsy so I agreed. I think the fact...
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  • DaveMan
    replied to Biopsy Opinion
    Thank you all for the quick replies!

    The uncertainty comes from the biopsy of the lymph node. I believe the sample was too small for them to get a good read on the specific cancer cell type, but the chemical staining they do (listed above) must have some indicator that it MAY not be entirely...
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  • billandtuna
    billandtuna posted a Visitor Message for DaveMan
    Hi DaveMan,
    Unfortunately, I don't know anything about immunohistochemistry. But I hear you about being confused, and having a tough time getting enough information out of providers.

    Just wanted to reach out with a message of support.
    You've got a lot to think through there....
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  • DaveMan
    started a topic Biopsy Opinion

    Biopsy Opinion

    Hello all!

    I have recently joined the TC club (as of December 2017) and have found this site a few weeks ago. I've seen a lot of great info posted from some of you and was hoping you could help me wade through some of it with me.

    I was diagnosed at an annual physical appointment
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