oncology diagnosed my Mom with widespread cancer...lymphomic - liver cancer - even though no cancer appeared in her liver through a bioposy - no bone cancer detected via bone marrow extraction - and no cancer was detected though aspiration of fluid that are building up in her abdomen and right bottom of her lung. This diagnosis was made using a PET scan. Oncology recommended hospice and said she had about 2 weeks max because she would not survive aggressive chemo at 79 and in her weakened condition. She is frail and extremely fatigued. An infectious disease DR. got involved and diagosed MAC as her problem and started her on strong doses of antibiotics. We now have a little hope she will be cured however tests to confirm MAC take a while to complete. Infectious disease DR. said sometimes MAC is misdiagnosed via a PET scan due to the glowing nature of the infection under radiation. He also said if the infection is left untreated ...like oncology recommended, their conclusion quite possible would have been correct never know that she died from a treatable disease instead of cancer.....Just wondering if anyone else has ever heard of this happening. firstname.lastname@example.orgReply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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