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    Catherine Poole
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    So Mihm didn’t find any Vertical Growth Phase. Congratulations! Pathology is read by human beings, all with different training and expertise. I believe Dr. Mihm to be one of the best. I hope you will now rest easy.

    #55719
    cohanja
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    Easier, anyway. But, still staying vigilant – this disease seems to jump up and bite you as soon as you let your guard down. I’ll count my blessings at this point and hope this is the only dealing with it I’ll ever have.

    #55720
    Worrywart
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    Oh my gosh, YAY! Now you can stop obsessing about VGP! I’d believe mihm. I’ve always seen his path reports be WORST case scenarios…so if it was there, he’d have reported it.

    #55721
    wpatterson4
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    Great news, Mr. C.

    It looks like most opinions point toward RGP and away from VGP and mitoses. Isn’t it also true that mitotic figures are most prevalent within lesions greater than half a millimeter and that lesions less than half are not prone to spread, regardless of VGP?

    #55722
    wpatterson4
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    “Easier, anyway. But, still staying vigilant – this disease seems to jump up and bite you as soon as you let your guard down”

    That’s how I look at it.

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