mary colleen Posted December 18, 2006 Share Posted December 18, 2006 My husband had his surgery back in October, but I just recently called and asked to have the path report sent to me. (Until reading some posts here, I had not realized that was even an option. Not too sharp sometimes... Anyway, I noticed that the path report states his "M" status as 'MX' (mets unknown). The oncologist has always treated him as M0 (no mets), and he is staged as IIB, using that assumption. Question: is it maybe just standard on path reports to indicate 'MX', since the pathologist is not looking at mets at the time of surgery, just looking at what has been resected? As a side note, my husband did have all of the standard screens/scans prior to surgery. Though the radiologist told us that there were lesions on his liver, and a largeish lesion on his adrenal gland, the oncologist and surgeon told us at the time of surgery that they had decided to consider those all to be benign and call him a stage 2B. Anyone else see this on a path report, or know the reason for it? Thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.