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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Cancer Topics

Question: Lymph Node Test Results.


 labreu - Sun Jan 15, 2006 3:17 pm

Afternoon I did get a copy of my medical record and the pathology report from the Lymph node states this.

The Wright stained and Papanicolaou stained Slides contain Blood with rare small well-differentiated lymphocytes.

A small porition of the squamous epithelium is also noted.

When I looked these up the first sentence referes to cancer.

the second sentence I cannot find anything on it at all.

I cannot get any straight answers from anyone on this please Help!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:41 pm

User avatar Hello,

Did anyone say there was anything wrong with your report? On the contrary I don't see anything abnormal about it at all.

The term "small well-differentiated lymphocytes" just means well developed normal small lymphocytes. Yes if you look up small well differentiated lymphocytes on the internet you will get some malignant diseases such as small lymphocytic lymphoma which could have the same basic cells (ie, normal looking cells) but in such a case they are far from rare. They are so many that they are the reason behind the enlargement of the lymph node and may start even spilling into the blood.

The second phrase just means there are elements from the skin in the specimen.

Please discuss your results with your doctor. He is more aware of your overall case. I do not see any reason to worry.

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