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cmrl
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awaiting biopsy results

Postby cmrl » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:24 pm

I had my 35mm sessile polyp removed in 5 pieces by emr colonoscopy on 10/9 and haven't been too anxious about the biopsy since when it was tested upon discovery in June, results were negative. I also figure that if it is malignant, they would let me know right away. I just looked online, and it says results pending until 10/26. Now I'm starting to panic, since I have an Oncologist appt on the 27th. All sorts of thoughts are going through my head. I'm thinking they want to wait until the Oncologist can deal with it to inform me. How long should a pathology report take? I thought 2 weeks.
Resection of splenic flexure 7/24/13
T3N2BM0, Stage 3c,12/29 nodes
Folfox x12 9/13-3/14
CT scan 4/14, enlarged spleen, otherwise clear
CT 4/15, spleen WNL.
6/17 3 cm benign polyp at ileocecal valve, awaiting removal

NHMike
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby NHMike » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:07 pm

My biopsy results came back within four days (I checked my health diary and I indicated that I had results at four days but it could have been fewer).
6/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/13: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/31-9/8: Xeloda 3,400 mg/day+radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/6: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/30: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
12/20: Started CapeOx

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CRguy
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby CRguy » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:36 pm

cmrl wrote:How long should a pathology report take? I thought 2 weeks.

I once had a 20 minute turn around for a frozen section, intra-operative path report while I was still under GA for my lung met :shock:
AND I have had reports signed off on by the Pathologists within a few days ... BUTT had to wait to see my Onc after he returned from vacation 2 weeks later, because they could not be released directly until then :twisted:

AND as a vet I have had 24 hour phone results routinely ... AND have had to chase up results for a week or so when they did special stains etc.
( or weeks if it was a send out specimen )

My points :
it varies,
nothing you can do or worry about will change anything,
it is what it is ...
sorry BUTT that is the simple truth and one which I chose to abide by since the first go round.
YMMV

Wishing you all the best for good results !
Cheers
CRguy
Caregiver x 3
Stage IV A rectal cancer/lung met
10 Year survivor
my life is an ongoing totally randomized UNcontrolled experiment with N=1 !
Review of my Journey so far

Aqx99
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby Aqx99 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:28 pm

The results from the biopsy taken during my colonoscopy came back the next day. My surgical pathology results took much longer because I had some strange cells they needed to identify.
Anne, 40
Stage IIIB Rectal Cancer
T3N1bM0
2/21/17 Diagnosis, Age 39
2/21/17 CEA 0.9 ng/mL
3/23/17 - 5/2/17 Chemoradiation, 28 treatments
6/14/17 Robotic LAR w/temp loop ileostomy, ovaries & fallopian tubes removed, 2/21 lymph nodes positive
7/24/17 - 12/18/17 CapeOx, 6 Cycles
7/24/17 Diagnosed w/ovarian cancer
9/6/17 CA 125 11.1 U/mL
11/27/17 CEA 2.6 ng/mL
12/5/17 CT showed NED
12/13/17 CEA 2.9 ng/mL
1/11/18 CA 125 8.6 U/mL
1/23/18 Reversal

cmrl
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby cmrl » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:16 am

Thank you for the responses. I know I need to stay busy this weekend! Very grateful that we're having such beautiful weather.
Good luck with your upcoming surgery, NHMike. Carol
Resection of splenic flexure 7/24/13
T3N2BM0, Stage 3c,12/29 nodes
Folfox x12 9/13-3/14
CT scan 4/14, enlarged spleen, otherwise clear
CT 4/15, spleen WNL.
6/17 3 cm benign polyp at ileocecal valve, awaiting removal

testing765
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby testing765 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:26 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you cmrl.
male-age 44 at diagnosis
8/14-clnscopy
8/14-CT scan,no mets
9/14-left colectomy,CEA 2.2 before surgery
pT2pN2bpM0
3 cm tumor in dscnding colon
7/23 pos LNs
low grade MSI stable
10/14-start folfox
1/15-CT & PET scan and sigmdoscopy- no mets
3/15-finish folfox
9/15- clnscopy- 3 polyps removed
10/15- CT scan, NED
10/16- CT scan, NED, CEA 1.6
10/17- clnscopy- 4 polyps removed, CT scan NED, CEA 1.8
10/14 1.9; 4/15 2.8; 5/15 2.4; 9/15 2.8; 12/15 3.1; 1/16 3.0; 4/16 2.5; 7/16 2.5; 10/16 1.6; 1/17 1.9

cmrl
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby cmrl » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:09 pm

Finally got my results, and the polyp was benign. It was a tubular adenoma, and I need to have another colonoscopy in 3 mo. to check that it was totally removed. I'm not complaining (too much). I dodged a bullet this time, and I'm grateful.
Resection of splenic flexure 7/24/13
T3N2BM0, Stage 3c,12/29 nodes
Folfox x12 9/13-3/14
CT scan 4/14, enlarged spleen, otherwise clear
CT 4/15, spleen WNL.
6/17 3 cm benign polyp at ileocecal valve, awaiting removal

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susie0915
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby susie0915 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:25 am

Great news.
58 yrs old Dx @ 55
5/15 DX T3N0MO/ 2A
6/15 5 wks chemo/rad
7/15 sigmoidoscopy/scar tissue left
8/15 Pet scan NED
9/15 LAR
0/24 nodes
10/15 Bowel blockage. surgery,early ileo rev, c-diff inf :(
12/15 6 rds of xelox
5/16 Clear CT lung scarring/inflammation
9/16 clear colonoscopy
4/17 CT 4mm lung nod onc feels scar tissue
7/17 no change lung nodule
10/17 Clear pel/abd CT
11/17 CEA<.5
1/18 CT/Lung no change in 4mm nodule or scarring/inflammation

SweetC80
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby SweetC80 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:55 am

Yay for good news! Hope your 3m follow up shows they got it all.
My Mom
12/16 Stage IIIb Rectal Ca CEA 1.2
1/17-2/17 Chemoradiation CEA 4.4
5/17 Entire Colon, Rectum & Anus removed Perm Ileostomy Bag
7/17 FOLFOX
9/17 Stage IVb 9cm Liver Met & 7mm Lung Nodule CEA 197
9/17 FOLFIRI CEA 160
10/17 Confirmed KRAS Pos CEA 210
11/17 Met growths Liver 10cm & Lung 8mm CEA 425
12/17 FOLFOX again Met growths Liver 13cm & Lung 1cm CEA 405
12/17 Xifaxan due to Hepatic Encephalopathy
12/17 New 2cm liver Met
1/18 CEA 992
2/8/18 Passed Peacefully

NHMike
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby NHMike » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:55 am

cmrl wrote:Finally got my results, and the polyp was benign. It was a tubular adenoma, and I need to have another colonoscopy in 3 mo. to check that it was totally removed. I'm not complaining (too much). I dodged a bullet this time, and I'm grateful.


I'm happy for you in your peace of mind now.
6/23/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/13: Stage 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 x 4.5 x 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/31-9/8: Xeloda 3,400 mg/day+radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 9/8: 1.8; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4
MSS, KRAS G12D
10/6: 2.7 x 2.2 x 1.6 cm (-90%). Lymphs: 3 x 3 mm (-62.5%), 4 x 3 (-75%), 5 x 3 (-40%). 5.1 CM from AV
10/30: LAR, Temp Ileostomy, Path Complete Response
12/20: Started CapeOx

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: awaiting biopsy results

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:19 pm

Wonderful news! :)
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17


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