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What step should i take after getting a positive biopsy result of lymph node cancer ?

My 71y.o.father-in-law is 5 9 , weighs approximately 166 after losing 25 lbs in less than 6 mos. He appeared to be in good health with the exception of controlled diabetes . He began with lose of appetite/weight, weakness/fatigue, problems with erection , fever of 103, swollen leg/ankle, and eventually blood in his urine. He showed his family doctor a swollen area under his arm a year prior to this. The doctor stated it was a fatty deposit. He recently had a lymph node biopsy, having it removed, it was the size of a tangerine. The surgeon said that he does have cancer . We will go to get the exact results on Thursday. What questions should we ask the doctor?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Aug 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
hi,thanks for query.Please understand the nature of disease.Your doctor will ask for some more tests to define the spread of disease to other organs if it is cancer.In case of cancer after all the investigations are done,staging is done which defines the future course of action and chances of effectiveness of treatment.
wishing him good health and speedy recovery.
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
Thanks for your query.     
lymph nodes are involved secondarily,ask for primary or get him investigated to locate the primary or metastasis if any .Go for detailed investigation & treatment from some good cancer hospitals
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Diabetologist Dr. Rajesh Yadav's  Response
Hi welcome to HCM forum
Since your father in laws lymph node biopsy shows cancer. But we have to find out whether it is primary or metastases. So first of all you consult oncologist. With all reports. And he will guide give exact stage and prognosis of disease. Don't worry
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