There is a test APPROVED by FDA in US available wherein a reading can be obtained from the blood that will tell if you have any carcinogenic (cancer) activity anywhere in your body. It can differenciate cells etc. * My mother was told to have a liver biopsy (she will be 80) because she has had autoimmune hepatitis on and off for years and years. She has never gone on Pred. but has osteoporosis so takes avista in the event this thing progresses; anyway my info I printed out on this test, ANAS (I will double-check) I took to my mother's over the weekend. * I am facing multi-biopsies, should the bloody surgeons get their way; I gave this info to my doc friends and verified the test is now availabe to anyone who requests it and can pay for it via ins. or private funds if you don't have any coverage. * Learning this may save me from specifically a biopsy that was to have been have but the cowboys down here did not know what they were doing and after four hours of their skewering I asked for the procedure to be stopped; then the irate hooking-bull comes at me with thorazine!!!!! I have the rare side-effect from SSRI, Tardives, which is reversible from an SSRI but with Thorazine it is irreversible! Talking about bucking my ass out of that joint.....Hi-Dee-Ho! Hello Mr. Hanky!!! * Sorry about my side-track. I was reading today of all the biopsies floating around and thought this was much too important info to put in that thread. More later. CactusLil'