Pathologist’s Report–Nasopharyngeal

As promised, here is the basic text of the pathologists report on the needle biopsy of the lump in my neck that precipitated all of this:Clinical History: Other related clinical data: Right anterior triangle level II-III, 3-cm firm mobile mass, right anterior neck.Diagnosis:Right anterior triangle of the neck, aspirate:Malignant Cells, consistent with metastatic tumor, favour primary Nasapharyngeal Carcinoma.Microscopic Description:The specimen is adequate for evaluation of a lymph node in that there are a small number of lymphocytes at the edges of the smears; however, there are also a moderate number of groups of poorly differentiated cells, some of which show … Continue reading Pathologist’s Report–Nasopharyngeal

Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma; damn!

On Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at about 4:30 pm, Dr. Olson, in a very straightforward, no nonsense manner informed me that a biopsy of a lymph node in my neck reveals that I am harbouring a Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. He was gracious enough to give me a copy of the pathologist’s report (which I will try to input at a later time when I have it with me). Good Doctor, that one… So far we’ve done the CT scan of the neck and chest, and we have an appointment with a Dr. Williams at the University of Alberta scheduled for Tuesday, … Continue reading Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma; damn!