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So, you want a second opinion??

Recently I had an abnormal test result come back.I’ll withhold the details, so those who are squeamish don’t stop reading.Suffice to say it is a test that only women need to have done, it is done as an early detection test for cancer, and no woman enjoys it.
The abnormal result is not one you want, and means you need further tests to confirm the findings, to work out if any treatment is needed and importantly to make sure there is no cancer.So, my fabulous GP, Penny, did a referral and off I toddled to a surgeon for more tests.
In the surgeon’s office the additional tests undertaken where inconclusive, that is, there was nothing bad found but he also couldn’t see all the bits he needed to be able to see to say that everything was definitely OK.His recommendation at this stage was a very reasonable one, and one that many surgeons in the same position would have given.The recommendation was to do a “biopsy’ and send it off to the lab for further analysis.To call this recommendation a “bio…