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Aug 12, 2008 9:45 PM

how long does it take to get MRI scan results back ?

 

Hello,

 

 

Following symptoms of persistent sore throat (for approx 2 years), ear ache, cough, headaches and intermittent hoarse voice, I was referred to a ENT specialist who sent me for a MRI scan. He said that although I had symptoms that equated with some head and neck cancers (and also other things) I was too young (i turned 30 last sunday) and i don't smoke or drink heavily so he didn't think i had cancer but wanted to check with a MRI scan.  Once I got the scan appointment, I had to phone up for a follow on appointment with the ENT doctor, the first appointment they had was the September 1st.

 

 

The MRI scan was two weeks ago, Does anyone know whether the hospital would have contacted me by now if anything did show up or would they wait until my appointment in september ? I am beginning to think that as I haven't heard then I must be in the clear but just wanted to reassure myself as september 1st seems a long time away !!

 

 

I have the read all the postings from all the incredibly brave people on this site and my thoughts and good wishes are with everyone.

 

 

keep fighting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1. Aug 13, 2008 8:43 PM in response to: Buttonsbear
Re: how long does it take to get MRI scan results back ?

hi Buttonsbear,

 

 

waiting is the hardest thing to do! i know i have been there!

 

 

i have been diagonosed with colon cancer and after a MRI and CAT scan and Biopsy.

 

 

my combined chemo and radiotherepy starts a week today thank goodness 9 (25 days of tumour meltdown)

 

 

my advise to you is do what i did ring the specialist's secretary. ask her:

 

 

1. if the results are out yet if not when. what the results are  due.

 

 

2. what are the results.

 

 

i was amazed to find out the full extent of my condition from the specialist nurse i was put in touch with.

 

 

don't be timid in asking after all it is your body. if it is clear she may tell you.

 

 

if the news is not good once you know it is easier to deal with. you have to say to yourself right i have this

 

 

what is the extent of it how do i treat this. i see mine as a condition that needs treatment and then after my operation

 

 

i can get on with the rest of my life.  i intend to enjoy every day of my life even with cancer i still mange to have fun and a few laughs

 

 

each day.  hopefully your case may not be what you suspect but either way you are still you.  i wish you well in your situation and i hope the news is good.  i am thing of you.

 

paris

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3. Aug 14, 2008 7:40 PM in response to: Buttonsbear
Re: how long does it take to get MRI scan results back ?

 

hi Buttonsbear,

 

i am so glad you rang i know you are still waiting for the results until tomorrow but at least you will

 

 

know please let me know how you have got on hope its good news.

 

 

its good to hear that you are exchanging contracts and you have a partner to support you.

 

 

i have had a wonderful husband for the last 27 years who is my rock his support has helped

 

 

me through this challanging time. i have been telling people i can't wait to go nuclear (as the

 

 

department is signed nuclear medicine) i have told the office staff where I work to put their

 

 

gigher counters away as i am not contagous! they were thinking of putting my desk in the

 

 

car park just in case!

 

 

anyway it seems you have a lot going on in your life at this time so i hope the best is yet to

 

 

come for you.

 

 

take care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

paris.

 

 

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5. Aug 15, 2008 7:11 PM in response to: Buttonsbear
Re: how long does it take to get MRI scan results back ?

 

hi Buttonsbear,

 

 

 

 

 

sorry to hear you are being messed about it seems some people just don't

 

 

appreciate how much stress being messed about at a time like this can do

 

 

to someone. waiting on the end of the phone for important news is awful,

 

 

i hope you ring on monday, don't wait for them to ring you sadly i have found

 

 

out the more persistant you are the more likely you are to get a result.

 

 

anyway i hope you have a great weekend girlie friends and a trip to london

 

 

with retail therepy sounds the best medicine to me!

 

 

thanks for the special powers thing i have named my tumour charlie (apologies

 

 

to anyone called charlie out there) it goes back to my childhood my mum said

 

 

things were broken by an invisble charlie because  we refusd to own up!

 

 

my special powers and the chemo and radiation will mean charlie is going

 

 

on a diet and then when the surgeon removes charlie we will have a coming

 

 

out party for charlie (after he has been nuked).  my husband says the only

 

 

christmas present he wants this xmas is for me to be rid of charlie, with

 

 

my special powers i am working on it.

 

 

i hope you have a great weekend i know i will.

 

 

i will be thinking of you on monday.let me now how you get on.

 

 

take care x 

 

 

Paris      

 

 

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6. Sep 3, 2008 9:17 PM in response to: Buttonsbear
Re: how long does it take to get MRI scan results back ?

hi buttonsbear,

 

 

 

 

 

we have not heard from you in a while are you o k

 

 

if you can let us know how you are getting on we

 

 

are concerned about you

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris xx

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