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Mycobacterium Xenopi/lung cancer

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  • Posted By: rbockman
  • May 3, 2010
  • 02:18 PM

May 09 chest xray reveals abnormalities, August 09 CT scan confirms abnormalities, October 09 PET scan reconfirms abnormalities. Pulmonologist diagnoses lung cancer, November 09 lung surgery and resection reveals no cancer. Physicians have no diagnosis. Specimens sent to 4 labs, one says too busy, two others find nothing, University of Washington lab finds dna of Mycobacterium Xenopi. Unnecessary surgery? Poor quality physicians? Poorly functioning labs?

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