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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.
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,