Monica L Posted February 10, 2022 Share Posted February 10, 2022 So confused about what oncologist keeps telling us despite test results of plural effusion. My mom is 78 diagnosed with stage 3b nonsmall cell lung cancer in October of 2021, has had 3 plural effusions drained and they tested the fluid from two of them and they both came back NO MALIGNANT CANCER CELLS FOUND, but yet Dr changed treatment after first test to only chemo, then told her she has weeks to months to live, because he said the tests are wrong 40% of the time. Then changed cancer to stage 4. Every thing I’m reading says the tests are accurate, now he’s saying because the fluid was bloody means cancer cells are in fluid despite test results. So confused any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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