Experiences with Cancer has spread/Metastasized

When a cancer patient finds out that their cancer has spread, their fight with cancer becomes much harder. Metastatic cancer is a cancer that has spread from the original or primary tumor to the bloodstream or lymph system. The spreading of cancer cells to different parts of the body is called metastasis. It is common for cancer cells to spread to lymph nodes in the underarm. It is also common for cancer to spread to the lungs. Metastatic cancer can not always be found early, but blood tests, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, PET scans, and bone scans may be done to detect metastatic cancer.

Metastatic cancer or cancer that has spread is often advanced cancer and cannot be cured. However, the cancer can be treated and the symptoms can always be managed. The most unnerving news is that there is little to be done about cancer that has metastasized. Patients wonder how they will process the news that their cancer is only treatable or how they will tell loved ones that their cancer has spread. WhatNexter’s agree that one of the most important thing is to maintain your support system and keep those you love around you. Share stories from your own journey of how you have coped with cancer; read other’s experiences, ask questions, and answer questions below.

  1. about 6 hours ago
    Debbi1958's Avatar

    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Dx de novo within 3 weeks

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    • roger32
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    3 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Suspicious activity in lymph nodes suggested metastasis

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    • roger32
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    3 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    After 21 radiation treatments (and being off of chemo pill for 4 months) CT scan and PET scan on June 12 2017 revealed mets in lungs

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    • roger32
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    3 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    August 2015 cancer had spread to colon

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    • roger32
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    3 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    April 2013 cancer metastasized to brain

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    • Lmm033057
    • Experience with Non-Small Cell, Lung...
    6 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    After treatment to my chest and neck, the cancer spread to my brain. I had total brain radiation for that.

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  2. 10 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Sadly, my cancer metastasized in 2014, spreading to my peritoneum. It has since spread to my liver, T1 & T11 vertebraes, left femur...

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    • Plainjs
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Stomac...
    29 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    My brother Christopher was diagnosed yesterday with Adenacarcinoma of stomach and it has metastasized to Pancreos and Duodenum

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    • TammyKay
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) Ca...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Hit me by surprise as I was battling diverticulitis

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    • myork38
    • Experience with Papillary Carcinoma, T...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    It had mestasized into my lymphnodes.

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    • tonytechie
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Lun...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Has spread to left supraclavicular lymph node and to bowel region lymph nodes

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    • dreadrum11
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Routine MRI scan showed several suspicious abnormalities in non-breast tissue.

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