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07 Feb 2004

Macroscopic Description of Cancer Biopsy
In the conclusion of the description of the mass ( from my 19 yrs.old grandson) ... that the biopsy was done on...... My Daughter needs to know the explanation of certain terms in plain english if possible.........
1...[ MALIGNANT] PARAGANGLIOMA
2. NEUROENDOCRINE
3. .. RHABOOMYOSARCOMA

It would be greatly appreciated....... as there does not seem to be an Oncology section on this website...... Thankyou....
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01 Jan 0001

I need more information. Where is the mass? It seems to me that the above 1-3 was part of the differential diagnosis in other words possible diagnosis. Usually at this point further tests would be done to differentiate between the different possibilities. With the limited information given it seems to me that they think that it is a malignancy, the question being which type. Please feel free to ask more questions, but I would need more information.
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