What do lumps in neck indicate? - Online Doctor Chats
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I need help with interpreting a medical report
patient is a 43 year old female. Doctor noted lumps in the neck. requested Fine needle aspiration test
please go ahead
which email can i mail the medical report to?
You can mail it to YYYY@YYYY
ok, will do right away. Can you give me feedback on this chat itself?
yes I will, once I receive the mail
I have sent it. Pls let me know when you get ti
I have seen you the report
I have seen the report
and I feel it is best to follow the advise of the treating doctors
what do you think is the issue
a biopsy will be the right action
right now the report is inconclusive
why do you think so? can you explain pls
The report is not very clear
because the FNAC sample was not a good sample
why is it not a good sample? i am not clear...
I am sorry, we don't have specialists available for chat
it is not a good sample because there was much blood in the sample
ideally the sample should have very little blood
is oncologist available for a phone chat or email discussion?
what are immunoblasts?
the last line in the report...
Immunoblasts are immature white blood cells
in the view of eosnophils & immunoblasts...
Yes, if you let me complete, I will tell you
what does it mean?
It means, the tissue from which the FNAC was done, shows immature white blood cells
and eosinophils(another type of white blood cells)
eisinophils will not be present in the lymph nodes generally
that is why the doubt
they have suggested a biopsy to make things clear
so that they don't miss if it is a cancer
So please follow the advice of your treating doctors
and get the biopsy done to find out the exact nature of the problem
The next step depends on the final biopsy report
what is the probability that it may be malignant?
it can turn out to be nothing significant
but it can also be a lymphoma
i said the report is inconclusive precisely because of that reason
ok. i understand.
they have said biopsy will take 5 days
as in.. to get the report, it will take 5 days
is that normal?
biopsy report takes a minimum 5 days
there is a long process of sample processing and fixing before it can be studied under the microscope
so 5 days is the time
who is the best doctor for such issues in bangalore?
do you have any suggestions?
I am sorry, I do not have any favorite doctors for such issues
which hospital is good?
but you can go to one of the reputed hospitals
or teaching hospitals
ok thank you
and KIDWAI Cancer institute is a government cancer hospital
You can also go to St John's hospital
I don't know about Mumbai
where is Kidwai? Is it in bangalore?
It is next to NIHANS
ok, how about mazumdar XXXXXXX cancer center?
I do not know much about that
is there anything else I can help you with?
Are you there?
Hello Mr. XXXXXXX
sorry, this is very helpful
thanks for all the advice
you are welcome
i appreciate it
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