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Is it possible on a PET scan that clearly says consistent with malignancy and then a biopsy saying that definite evidence of malignancy is not evident?

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It is my sister. She was told by her oncologist that she has stage IV lung cancer

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Biopsy done last monday came back stating although atypical cells are present, they are seen amidst a background of very severe inflammation and fibrosis. Definite evidence of malignancy is not evident. My sister has been a heavy smoker for many years (over 30 years) 66 yr old female

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Oncology
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Oncologist: DrRussMd, Doctor (MD) replied 10 months ago

Yes this is quite possible.

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