Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say
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When my husband began feeling the 'soreness' in his neck (after having a mole removed from his back), the suggested a FNA (fine needle aspiration) to biopsy his lymph fluid. Have you asked if they can do an FNA on the lymph nodes in question? He had an FNA done by just 'feeling' the node as it was visible - or at least you could feel it's size if you were to press on his neck. He had another one done with the help of an ultrasound, to help guide the needle.
I don't know the details of your situation or if this is even an option, but I would definitely ask.
by scottp on Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:00 AM
Thanks for your reply. I appreciate the information. I don't know if that will be an option. I missed a call from Duke yesterday as the medical oncologist now has my records and I am waiting to hear from that office to see who they think should follow up on my situation. I will keep this information in mind. What was the outcome of your husband's biopsies? Thank you for taking the time to reply.
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