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.

    • Lily
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast Cancer
    5 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Not again more drugs that damage my body

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    • Buzzy
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorect...
    14 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Spread to liver-Unresectable due to previous Whipple surgery

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  1. 16 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    CT Scan shows metastasis to the brain

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    • Ladybuggs
    • Experience with Primary Peritoneal C...
    19 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I now have to see a brain surgeon for two 6mm tumors in my brain

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    • Ladybuggs
    • Experience with Primary Peritoneal C...
    19 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I did not say "Oh No" ... I said "Ok", lets fight it.

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    • Mandamim
    • Experience with Metastasizing Mixed T...
    22 days ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Poorly differentiated neuro endocrine carcinoma recurrence and also includes markers of adeno carcinoma and expleomorphic adenoma. ...

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    • tracyt
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    I'v been doing so well with the Immunotherapy. The tumors in my chest and lungs were stable or shrinking but the thing about having ...

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  2. about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    It spread to my bones.

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  3. about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer removed from site-all ok for about 8 1/2 years-now they find some mets.

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  4. about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Surgeon only saw localized cancer, but PET scan showed spread to heart and ovaries.

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    • caring
    • Experience with Cancer
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    We found that mums cancer had come back

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    • Pinkzilla0
    • Experience with Colorectal (Colon) ...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Saw some "funny" looking scar tissue on pelvic bone. Cancer had metastasized.

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