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Old 15th March 2010, 22:13   #16
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...he had an operation, and the doctors (Tata Hospital, Jamshedpur) have sent a sample for Biopsy report to a hospital in Calcutta.
For the next 48 hours, please relax and stop worrying. You'll get the report in 3-4 days' time.

A biopsy is requested for plenty of other causes than a malignancy, and there's every reason to believe that an innocuous report will be received. I know it is very scary when a biopsy is taken, but 99.9% of cases come back as minor ailments.

No point in taking suggestions regarding Cancer Institutes right now.

Only surprise for me here is, why send a biopsy sample to Calcutta for processing - I would have expected the Tata Hospital at Jamshedpur to be well-equipped enough to do it there itself. Or did they send the slides to Calcutta for a second opinion?

Edit: Not to scare you any further, but you might want to take a look at this (Oral cancer: How worried are you? (Please note : This thread contains Pictures)).

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For the next 48 hours, please relax and stop worrying. You'll get the report in 3-4 days' time.

A biopsy is requested for plenty of other causes than a malignancy, and there's every reason to believe that an innocuous report will be received. I know it is very scary when a biopsy is taken, but 99.9% of cases come back as minor ailments.

No point in taking suggestions regarding Cancer Institutes right now.

Only surprise for me here is, why send a biopsy sample to Calcutta for processing - I would have expected the Tata Hospital at Jamshedpur to be well-equipped enough to do it there itself. Or did they send the slides to Calcutta for a second opinion?
Tata hospital is not equipped for HPE.
BTW Ranchi has some good pathologists who perform HPE regularly.
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For the next 48 hours, please relax and stop worrying. You'll get the report in 3-4 days' time.

A biopsy is requested for plenty of other causes than a malignancy, and there's every reason to believe that an innocuous report will be received. I know it is very scary when a biopsy is taken, but 99.9% of cases come back as minor ailments.

No point in taking suggestions regarding Cancer Institutes right now.

Only surprise for me here is, why send a biopsy sample to Calcutta for processing - I would have expected the Tata Hospital at Jamshedpur to be well-equipped enough to do it there itself. Or did they send the slides to Calcutta for a second opinion?
I am not sure about this. They sent the sample on the day of operation itself, they never told whether this is for a second opinion or not. They just told that they are sending this for check-up since they did not want to take any chances as Dad is a valuable asset for TATA motors.

The Hospital is not very well equipped, 4 years earlier it did not even have a CT Scan machine (Not sure of the name, but it takes the whole body in a machine for scan), they used to refer the patients to a private hospital which used to do this.
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@SS Traveller- Sir,I think they are suspecting somewhere around larynx, not around oral cavity.
@Rajan- S S sir is right, biopsies are sent all the time . Can you tell me what surgery he went through?
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They sent the sample on the day of operation itself...
That's ok - they obviously don't have a histopathology sevice going at the hospital, therefore sent the tissue to CCU for processing and diagnosis.

Please ask your father and the hospital to ensure that the wax block(s) are returned, as well as at least 2-3 stained slides. The pathology lab where the tissue was sent should not hold back the same (though that is the usual procedure followed, unless specifically requested otherwise).
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Tata hospital is not equipped for HPE..
That certainly is a big surprise.
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@SS Traveller- Sir,I think they are suspecting somewhere around larynx, not around oral cavity.
...and I do get to see cases from the head & neck region, not just the oral cavity.
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That's ok - they obviously don't have a histopathology sevice going at the hospital, therefore sent the tissue to CCU for processing and diagnosis.

Please ask your father and the hospital to ensure that the wax block(s) are returned, as well as at least 2-3 stained slides. The pathology lab where the tissue was sent should not hold back the same (though that is the usual procedure followed, unless specifically requested otherwise).
I have sent the exact words by SMS to my dad because I could not understand most of it. Any particular reason why this thing needs to be returned? I think, it has to be returned to the hospital for further investigations if required. Right?
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Any particular reason why this thing needs to be returned?
You might want to take a second (or even a third) opinion from different pathologists just in case a not-so-nice (or even a sitting-on-the-fence kind of) report comes in. Without the slides and block no other opinion can be sought. Also, to confirm/change diagnosis, the better equipped pathologists can perform special stains like immunohistochemistry (IHC), for which the wax block containing the remaining tissue will be required.

Apologies if it sounds Greek to you.
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@Rajan- S S sir is right, biopsies are sent all the time . Can you tell me what surgery he went through?
I am not very sure.

I am planning to go home this Friday, and until now they are just saying it was just a normal thing and they operated the neck to take some samples to be sent for check-up. So that they don't take any unnecessary chances.

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Thanks everyone



I have no idea, this was a survey result I found out on internet.



That was a really helpful advice.



It is not very serious. Actually my Dad has some problem with his throat, from past 2 months he is facing issues like "coughing" a lot, without any cough in throat. Lately, there was a change in his voice also. Yesterday I came to know that he had an operation, and the doctors (Tata Hospital, Jamshedpur) have sent a sample for Biopsy report to a hospital in Calcutta. The doctors have told it is just a check because they don't want to take a chance of even 1%, but I have a feeling that something is wrong. No doctor sends samples for biopsy report just for the sake of it. Report results have to come on Thursday.

I am just being strong and prepared as much as I can. I don't want to lose even 1 minute of time if God forbidden something goes wrong in the report.



Thanks a lott. I would love to have the doctor's contact number. As you can read above, I am a bit concerned about the time because I know time is the most essential thing for Cancer. I am not worried about money or other stuff, just that my Dad gets best attention and care.
Please dont worry Rajan. Sending a sample for cancer test is almost a routine practice after a biopsy or after any tumor is removed. I can assure you that things would be normal. Again, please dont worry.

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That's ok - they obviously don't have a histopathology sevice going at the hospital, therefore sent the tissue to CCU for processing and diagnosis.

Please ask your father and the hospital to ensure that the wax block(s) are returned, as well as at least 2-3 stained slides. The pathology lab where the tissue was sent should not hold back the same (though that is the usual procedure followed, unless specifically requested otherwise).
Have informed, and they will get the specimen back after the report.

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Please dont worry Rajan. Sending a sample for cancer test is almost a routine practice after a biopsy or after any tumor is removed. I can assure you that things would be normal. Again, please dont worry.

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I pray for the same to happen. Just waiting for the report.
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Ranjan will pray for you. Be positive in such situations as i had the same experience with my grandma and my uncle. My grandma had the treatment done in Mangalore in this hospital called A.J Shetty. We got a good doctor and that was why we went there.
My uncle had his treatment at St Johns and they were also pretty good. All is well now. My Grandma had stage 3 of lymphoma which was pretty painful.

Please be calm and make sure the person suffering does so too. It helps alot during such phases of life
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Rajan,
Our best wishes for a favorable outcome. Meanwhile, there is this HCG Oncology institute in Bangalore. I must admit, I am not very familiar with the treatment of Cancer, but this institute claims to have introduced cyberknife surgery in India. The links to those are
HCG Oncology - South Asia's Largest Cancer Center Network
CyberKnife
I also remember reading about it in the newspaper when the inventor of cyberknife visited India and put forward the claims for a very high percentage of recoveries after this treatment.

Good luck again, and do post the update once you hear about the report.
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Hi Guys,

Just back from home after a week's leave to see my dad, and the report is good. The report says no malignancy found and hence Doc said everything is fine. THANK GOD.

However, to be more sure, Dad is heading to Delhi to the AIMS hospital for accurate check-up. We chose AIMS because we know the Doc. He is one among the team of Docs who are going with our Prime Minister for the Japan Tour next month. The team consists of specialists who always go with the PM in case the PM faces any health issues abroad, so I guess he is the BEST.

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As jaguar mentioned do not go by Hospitals, look for best doctor around. See treatment for cancer is very standard and almost same in all hospitals.

It is the experience of doctor which decided best combination of doses at right time.

In NCR, Dr Ashok Vaid is the best, infact he is one of the best in India. Currently he is the MD of Oncology Dept at Medanta Hospital Gurgaon.

He treated my mother for Ovarian Cancer stage 3c, and by god graces, she doing good as of now.

If you can be more specific, I can also suggest some of the ayurvedic medicine and natural antioxidants she has been taking for last 1 year.

Please let me know if any other help I can provide. I wish anybody suffering at your end, recovers fast


There is not need for going broad, India has got best treatment for cancer, abroad is the options only if one wants to participate in trials, that's after all hopes for treatments are over

Dhramshila is very painful, very crowded and pathetic same is with Rajiv Gandhi, though its better than Dharmshila. Though honestly they give the same treatment that you get on Tata, Artemis, Medanata or other high profile hospitals.

They most important suggestion I can give is, if somebody need attention, wait no more and rush to hospital anyone immediately. Cancer can spread in very short time.

In my mother case it changed from Stage 2 to Stage 3c in 2 months while I was doing all this silly research of hospitals and doctors.

I can give your Doctor Ashok Vaid's and his assistant's number. You can talk to him. but you will have to visit once in case patient is in condition to travel.

Edit : Ganga Ram has got one best doctor for Kids suffering for cancer.


@ rkbharat: Sir,
Could you please give me Dr. Ashok Vaid's and his assitant's number at your earliest.
With Regards.
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