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    2 biopsies and still no diagnosis

    I went to the ER after shortness of breath after my work shift. They took xrays, ended up admitting me to the hospital because of masses in my lungs. I disclosed I was diagnosed and treated for stage 3 endometrial cancer 3 years prior. I was told by the treating physicians that it was gone. The ER doctor told me that it was cancer, and set me up for further tests. I had a brochoscopy which sent me back to the hospital after complications from the tumor being biopsied. The results were inconclusive due to necrotic tissue. So a ct guided needle biopsy was scheduled and completed. The same results inconclusive. I dont know what to do. I fear doing a 3rd biopsy will result in the same results and still no treatment. Does anyone have any advice?

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    Super Moderator Top User Baz10's Avatar
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    Sounds familiar,
    Exactly the same schedule for myself, CT scan, CT guided biopsy then bronchoscopy plus a surgical wedge section.
    Results negative for LC, necrotic tissue.

    They even had me scheduled and I quote
    ”Radiotherapy at Guildford, Chemo etc etc.
    So convinced were they that after I suggested waiting a further 90 days and another CT scan
    the reply was “90 days. May be too late and all we be able to offer then is palliative care”.
    All the trauma, pain and then they disappear into the woods, never to be seen or heard of again.
    Not much help I admit, yet it shows medicine isn’t a exact science and despite all the doom and gloom, doctors can make suggestive errors.
    certainly in my case.
    Good luck and please.
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.


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