• Doesn’t Chemo create bad side effects?

    Asked by Fellini on Sunday, March 17, 2019

    Doesn’t Chemo create bad side effects?

    I have carcinoma of unknown primary. It has spread to my leg and lymph node. I’m not sure I want to go through chemo when I know there is no cure and I will feel terrible and possibly be worse than I am now. How did you decide to select to have chemo?

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    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Nothing ventured, nothing gained----
      TRY IT

      7 months ago
    • cards7up's Avatar
      cards7up

      You might have an unknown primary but they do know what type you have. Not all chemo is the same. I always say, you go through treatment for a short time to hopefully give you a longer time to be here. I like waking up in the morning. I was diagnosed almost 9 years ago and also had a local recurrence and now I'm at my 5 year mark of being NED (No Evidence of Disease). And if it recurs again, then I'll deal with it then!

      7 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      We want to hear about how you are. Please update us.

      I know somebody who had an unknown primary, had tumor removed from her brain, and she's had no recurrence since then (6 years ago).

      4 months ago

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