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The system didn't give you all of my question for some reason, it kept telling me I'd already submitted & kept crashing. But yes you answered that part. The most important part of my question was the missing part; the initial node (I felt & prompted my visit to my GP) was in the left clavicle area, the pt scan then showed my chest area is heavily affected. It has been a month since diagnosis. At the initial diagnosis I was told it was definitely HL, get a core biopsy & you will be on chemo within a week. That was over a month ago; I had the core biopsy & more Ultra Sounds & they have said that the chest area is heavily affected. The Oncologist then said Bone Marrow Biopsy (I didn't realise that meant taking part of the bone - about the size of a match stick is how it was described to me) that was all done 2 weeks ago & I had a PET Scan last Wednesday. I dont see the Oncologist again until this coming Thursday. I am really just confused I think as the other ppl who have gone through this were diagnosed with a biopsy, PET & Chemo within a week of diagnosis. Mine just seems to be test after test. I was told by the Oncologist at the very first appt with him (only Ultrasound & core biopsy had been done at that stage) that it was a minimum 2B, I am just really confused & wonder why mine has taken so many more tests & longer to start treatment?