We are still waiting for the final pathology report. The latest news that I have is the preliminary lymph node report which showed reactivity within the removed lymph node. The lab needed to do a cell stain test to determine which cells are active - regular lymph node cells or cancerous cells. Reactivity in the lymph node could be the body's natural response to the initial surgery (the lymph node just doing it's job) or it could mean that the mast cells invaded the lymph node. The vet that removed Maggie's stitches today said that there is probably a 75% chance that the active cells are just normal lymph node cells. I hope she is right, but the longer the results are taking, the more nervous I am getting.
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