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posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:01 PM
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Hello. I searched the web to find an answer to my question but cannot find anything. Maybe someone here can help. I know this is not the best place to ask but I'm giving it a try.

I went for a check up to my primary physician and he found elevated tumor marker so he referred me to oncologist.

Last Wednesday I had an MRI and ultrasound. And four days before that my oncologist did a specific blood test.

So Thursday I called to see if result are in. The nurse told me that doctor has everything and will go over it with me when I come in for scheduled appointment which is this Monday the 12th.

I asked if everything was alright but she couldn't tell me and said that I should just come in on Monday.

My question is this... If there was something wrong would the doctor tell me to come in earlier or since I'm scheduled to see him in few days anyway it's early enough?

Would appreciate an answer from someone who is familiar with these things.

Thanks!

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posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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Its a hard one as its only a few days, They obviously need to talk to you and discuss what the next process is/ results..
I guess your not really going to know untill you see the doctor and i wish you all the best, If bloods where to low then they would have called you within the first few days so hopefully things are stable,

Im not a doctor and i wish i could give you the answers that you need, x Keep us updated on what happens.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: asala
Its a hard one as its only a few days, They obviously need to talk to you and discuss what the next process is/ results..
I guess your not really going to know untill you see the doctor and i wish you all the best, If bloods where to low then they would have called you within the first few days so hopefully things are stable,

Im not a doctor and i wish i could give you the answers that you need, x Keep us updated on what happens.


Ok thank you for replying.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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If it is cancer, we have cancer survivors here at ATS. I'm one of them. You will have your ATS family to stand by your side and help you through this. Hang in there. I know how much waiting sucks.




posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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not a day goes by without somebody claiming that they have cancer, and of course they’re all right.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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When my stepdad was diagnosed years ago,there would be weekly gaps between appointments.I realize that doesn't help much but one could assume that the dr needs a "plan of action" on how to move forward.I hope all goes well.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: whatsecret

What a jerk way for them to treat you.

Sorry I am only personally familiar with these kinds of things, not professionally. In my experience, whenever I have been put off by someone delivering test results, it is because they genuinely cannot disclose 'findings.' That said, I have never had bad news after being told to wait to speak with my doctor. My personal experience is that when I received bad news, it was before I even had a chance to call or ask for results.

I know this probably won't set your mind at ease, but try not to read into it.

*creepy internet hugs*



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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Thank you all for your replies. Since I don't have any symptoms I think if it is cancer it's in the early stage.
So i can kick its a$$.
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posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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a reply to: whatsecret

I like your attitude!



Keep us updated. I'll be checking back in here.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: whatsecret

The doctor's office generally calls you if there is an abnormal result. Since you called them first and already had a follow up appointment I think what the nurse said was probably a standard response. Best wishes to you. I hope you have nothing to worry about but I know I would be feeling the same as you. Please keep us updated. There's lots of supportive people here.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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I took a long break from ATS. Now I'm glad I posted it here. I feel a little better. Thank you. I will post my results.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: whatsecret

I hope there is no serious issue for you to deal with, but the fact the appointment is Monday and the doctor has other patients scheduled, too, I do not think it would impact anything for them to wait for your scheduled time. Now, if your appointment was 2 weeks from now, maybe they would ask you to come in sooner if there was something to concern them.

My guess is that the Doctor had not even been able to review your test results yet and you will know soon enough.

Good Luck!
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posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: Ubaidian

Not a day goes by when some insensitive jerk decides to inflict their obnoxious behavior on someone that has a genuine concern about a health related issue and dares to bare that on ATS. Please, do us all a favor and go jump in a lake without.

How old are you? 3? I hope you never have something to deal with and want to share it here, if you do, I promise you the members here would treat you better.

Personally, I hope you do try to garner sympathy, because I might be inclined to just ignore you.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: Ubaidian
not a day goes by without somebody claiming that they have cancer, and of course they’re all right.


What do you mean? False alarm or fake claims?



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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It's ok. It doesn't bother me at all. I'm just curious what exactly he or she means by it.
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posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:31 PM
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Hey there, I am a nurse and worked for an oncologist...This is protocol...May I ask if you had a bone marrow biopsy....

It usually takes 7 days to get those results back...if he took blood then i know he performed a gram stain blood smear...on a glass slide, which he himself looks at and then sends to pathology....If it is questionable they will have another pathologist give there opinion...then consult with oncologist....

I will tell you as the nurse that cared for oncology patients, we were never allowed to give a diagnosis even if it was normal...But i also know a bone marrow biopsy is the definitive test....And that is usually scheduled immediately...They probably did an Electropheresis and that can take up to 2 weeks to get results...

so right now its 50/50 I would also like you to know they have made great strides in cancer treatments..and many chemo treatments are oral now meaning you just take a pill! so hang in there and we are here for you...if you have any concerns i would be happy to speak with you privately just send me a message....

Praying for you,

Pax



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:38 PM
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originally posted by: paxnatus
Hey there, I am a nurse and worked for an oncologist...This is protocol...May I ask if you had a bone marrow biopsy....

It usually takes 7 days to get those results back...if he took blood then i know he performed a gram stain blood smear...on a glass slide, which he himself looks at and then sends to pathology....If it is questionable they will have another pathologist give there opinion...then consult with oncologist....

I will tell you as the nurse that cared for oncology patients, we were never allowed to give a diagnosis even if it was normal...But i also know a bone marrow biopsy is the definitive test....And that is usually scheduled immediately...They probably did an Electropheresis and that can take up to 2 weeks to get results...

so right now its 50/50 I would also like you to know they have made great strides in cancer treatments..and many chemo treatments are oral now meaning you just take a pill! so hang in there and we are here for you...if you have any concerns i would be happy to speak with you privately just send me a message....

Praying for you,

Pax


Thank you.

No bone marrow. Just 7 tubs of blood, MRI, ultrasound. And endoscopy with biopsy. Gi doctor called yesterday but I missed his call and when I called back he was gone for the day. So I'll know results of everything Monday.

Hate waiting but nothing I can do about it.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:40 PM
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He means that you are just enacting a doom porn scenario without any real basis for it, that you have no reason to be seeking sympathy or advice for your situation, which is idiotic and unnecessary. When in fact all this jerk should be doing is sticking his fat head in a toilet and getting 1000 swirlies.



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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One of my best friend just went through colon cancer...he is 50 and they removed about 8 inches of his colon...No ostomy bag and he just finished all of his chemo.....He is in remission and doing very well! So even if it is the dreaded C after it sinks in try not to go "there" they can really do a lot with treatments now!

Prayers and best to you



posted on Oct, 10 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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a reply to: whatsecret

Every thing will be just fine, keep a positive attitude. I will send some healing energy your way, just in case.

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