Just spoke to the hospital.
The results of the second test are in. She said something about a particular cell type. I didn't really get the biology, of course. She said that they are now running another sample to be sure. Those results will be in by this week's Friday. She said to call back then.
She said that if all goes well we will wait for 3 months to see what the cells are doing. Her tone of voice sounded strange though. Maybe she was just stressed with patients. Or maybe it wasn't actually good and she wanted to wait for Friday to be sure before she tells me the bad news. I probably shouldn't read too much into her tone.
Hm. I have no clue what is going on. Great results on the first test, not sure on the second. This may be good, this may not be good. I will have to wait until Friday.
In the mean time, I read a fair bit on pre stage cells. Healthy cells develop into cancer via multiple pre stages. That development takes years. During that process it is possible that pre stage cells get stuck at a pre stage and simple remain there for years. From there, they may move on to become cancer. Or they reverse course and return to being normal. The more advanced the pre stage, the higher the likelihood of the cells turning into cancer.
That is why they are watching cells. With some organs they can actually watch this entire process, with others they can't (there you only know when it is too late).
This waiting game is one hell of a ride.
Thanks to everyone still following this. I wouldn't know what to do without this thread