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I have been told by a friend of mine that is a nurse that if

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I have been told by a friend of mine that is a nurse that if my PET scan was positive for lung cancer they probably would have called me in 1-2 days. I am on day should I consider that a good sign?

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Yes, if there was cancer, the call is likely to be done immediately (within 2-3 days). Thus if you have not heard from them on day 4, PET is most likely normal. An another reason can be to get a second opinion, from another radiologist, but that too is a pointer that cancer was not likely found. A delay due to week-end may also occur sometimes.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Well, I had it done last Wed. Yesterday I called and they said "let me check....the nurse will call you before five" and she didn't. I wonder if that indicates positive or negative? I know I am obsessing...LOL.

Hello Tara,

This is a pointer that it is not likely to be anything serious.

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