Kathy Griffin shares cancer scan results with fans after doctors 'ghost' her

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By Carina Murphy

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Kathy Griffin has resorted to social media for medical advice.

On Monday (August 22), the 61-year-old comedian posted her latest cancer scan results on Instagram and begged for someone to help interpret them.

The star explained that she was desperate to understand what was going on inside her body - and that her own doctors had "ghosted" her.

"OK, I know this is crazy but I cannot get an oncologist on the phone and the surgeon who did my half of lung removal has ghosted me. This is what it’s come to," Griffin wrote alongside screenshots of her medical notes.

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Griffin first revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer in August, 2021. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

"I’m putting my scan results on Instagram in hopes that somebody will put it under an oncologist’s nose and send me some sort of interpretation in English of what’s going on with my post operation situation! Social media can be used for good, dammit," she added.

Griffin's unorthodox methods seem to have worked. Before long, the comments section was flooded with responses from followers in the medical field who confirmed that she is cancer-free.

"That’s a pretty good looking report Kathy (as someone who worked in imaging)," one person wrote.

"Pulmonary MD here. Scan looks good. No swollen lymph nodes, no evidence of new cancer spots in the lungs. Nothing of concern based on the report other than doctors who won’t call you back," another commented.

"Focus on 'without recurrence or metastasis' It’s good news (from this old nurse lol)," a third confirmed.

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Meanwhile, other people were just shocked that Griffin's doctors had failed to call her back.

"If a famous multi-millionaire is going through this…just imagine what people with no money or means go through! Glad Kathy shared, this is a great example of how bad our healthcare system is," one person wrote, while another added: "That doctor should be held accountable!"

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Griffin first revealed she had been diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2021, when she announced on social media that she would be undergoing surgery to remove the malignant tumor.

Thankfully, just a few months later in December 2021, the former reality TV star announced the happy news that her surgery had been a success, and she was cancer free.

Fortunately, according to her loyal fans, that still appears to be the case.

Featured Image Credit: Paul Smith / Alamy

Kathy Griffin shares cancer scan results with fans after doctors 'ghost' her

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By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

Kathy Griffin has resorted to social media for medical advice.

On Monday (August 22), the 61-year-old comedian posted her latest cancer scan results on Instagram and begged for someone to help interpret them.

The star explained that she was desperate to understand what was going on inside her body - and that her own doctors had "ghosted" her.

"OK, I know this is crazy but I cannot get an oncologist on the phone and the surgeon who did my half of lung removal has ghosted me. This is what it’s come to," Griffin wrote alongside screenshots of her medical notes.

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Griffin first revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer in August, 2021. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

"I’m putting my scan results on Instagram in hopes that somebody will put it under an oncologist’s nose and send me some sort of interpretation in English of what’s going on with my post operation situation! Social media can be used for good, dammit," she added.

Griffin's unorthodox methods seem to have worked. Before long, the comments section was flooded with responses from followers in the medical field who confirmed that she is cancer-free.

"That’s a pretty good looking report Kathy (as someone who worked in imaging)," one person wrote.

"Pulmonary MD here. Scan looks good. No swollen lymph nodes, no evidence of new cancer spots in the lungs. Nothing of concern based on the report other than doctors who won’t call you back," another commented.

"Focus on 'without recurrence or metastasis' It’s good news (from this old nurse lol)," a third confirmed.

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Meanwhile, other people were just shocked that Griffin's doctors had failed to call her back.

"If a famous multi-millionaire is going through this…just imagine what people with no money or means go through! Glad Kathy shared, this is a great example of how bad our healthcare system is," one person wrote, while another added: "That doctor should be held accountable!"

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Credit: Instagram

Griffin first revealed she had been diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2021, when she announced on social media that she would be undergoing surgery to remove the malignant tumor.

Thankfully, just a few months later in December 2021, the former reality TV star announced the happy news that her surgery had been a success, and she was cancer free.

Fortunately, according to her loyal fans, that still appears to be the case.

Featured Image Credit: Paul Smith / Alamy