julieandwill1's Journey:

Patient: Cancer of Unknown Primary

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: about 4 years ago, Female, Age: 38

  1. 1
    about 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    I woke up with a sore throat in July didn't think much of it until the soreness went away but the swollen lymph node did not! Went in to see a Dr. she gave me antibiotic shot, steroid shot and antibiotic prescription for two weeks....no change it just seemed to keep getting bigger and more uncomfortable. Ended up being sent to an E N T Specialist , begged him for a biopsy, he said an Contrast CT scan would need to come first so he would know the size and depth of it, so he could get a good biopsy. went in for that it was an Ultrasound guided biopsy 1 numbing needle and 6 biopsy needles!!! I am not into needles! October 2 he called with the news that it was Cancer and explained that it did not originate there so a PET scan was ordered to find the primary. And on the 11th I got those results..the cancer (Squamous cell carcinoma) is in my tonsil on the left side. Surgery is scheduled for this Tuesday the 16th.

  2. 2
    about 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery


    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree