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Offline Trikki

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Pathology is taking so long
« on: May 01, 2014, 04:43:04 AM »
My dad had bowel cancer surgery 2 weeks ago and they took fat and lymph nodes to be examined to see if it has spread and whether he needs chemo.  I'm getting very concerned and not coping very well with the wait and starting to catastrophize the outcome.  Dad has had lymphoma in the past and now I'm starting to think they've found that in his lymph nodes as well as bowel cancer cells and I've convinced myself that this is why it is taking them so long to get back with the results.  The doctor said he'd expected it back by now.  Any ideas anyone - how can I try to convince myself it will be ok??? 
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Re: Pathology is taking so long
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2014, 07:05:28 AM »
My cancer pathology took three weeks. You can call the doctor and ask him to call the pathologists. My first one took three weeks as well. I wasnt cancer but five pthologists looked at.
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Re: Pathology is taking so long
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 07:20:52 AM »
Thanks Brick 5711 - I feel a bit better knowing that yours took that long to and it wasn't cancer.  Maybe the Easter public holidays and Anzac Day have slowed things down. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Pathology is taking so long
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 07:43:28 AM »
My first pathology was around thanksgiving and that may be why it took so long too. Sorry to hear about your dad. My second pathology was cancer and it still took three weeks.
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Re: Pathology is taking so long
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2014, 04:36:26 AM »
My dad's took maybe a week but his was throat cancer - not sure if that makes a difference.

Fingers crossed for you.  The waiting is so hard.
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