[Histonet] Re: Davidson's fixative

RSRICHMOND <@t> aol.com RSRICHMOND <@t> aol.com
Fri Jul 2 09:09:52 CDT 2004

Dr Terry L Marshall, Consultant Pathologist, Rotherham General Hospital, 
South Yorkshire, England replies to my comment about the usefulness of clearing 
fixatives in staging colon cancer:

>>"In colon cancer positive lymph nodes are sometimes very small, and finding 
even one positive lymph node often results in a patient's receiving 
postoperative chemotherapy and maybe having their life saved by it." Do you really, 
really believe that Bob?<<

I'm not sure that this is an evidence-based statement, but the chemotherapy 
of colon cancer is beginning to make some real advances after a very long 
period of stagnation, and I feel like going along with what the oncologists are 
asking for. - Anyway, I did say "maybe".

Bob Richmond
Samurai Pathologist
Knoxville TN and Gastonia NC
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