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18 Feb 2004

CS Joint removed
My CS-Joint was removed as a result of arthiritis. It has been sent to the lab for testing. The calcium has to be drawn from the bone before testing. How long will it take before a report is available. How soon will my doctor be notified if there is any problems, i.e. cancer.
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pathologist

01 Jan 0001

Depending on the size of the specimen it will take a couple of days to decalcify. It is not possible to tell you exactly. The tissue is tested every day to see if it has decalcified enough for cutting. It is unlikely that there would be cancer if the joint was removed as a result of arthritis.
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