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Telephone Call With Dr Norman

by Tom on June 23rd, 2009

We had our scheduled call with Dr Norman today to discuss the results of the blood tests, bone marrow biopsy, and CAT scan from last week. We’re getting close to knowing what I’ve got.

He says the evidence is pointing strongly toward lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma. It’s not an aggressive cancer, which is nice. But that very trait also makes it recurrent. You can treat it, most of it will go away, but it will eventually come back again and again.

It sounds like the evidence isn’t totally conclusive yet, though. He’d like to get a tissue sample from an affected lymph node, and so far the only ones we know of are in my abdomen. We’re going to do a PET scan to see if we can find any more accessible ones to remove and dissect. That PET scan isn’t until the beginning of July.

This is starting to take a long time!

From → Diagnostic Phase

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