• How long after being diagnosed with cancer before you underwent treatment?

    Asked by LisaR on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

    How long after being diagnosed with cancer before you underwent treatment?

    17 Answers from the Community

    17 answers
    • packerbacker's Avatar

      It was about 2 months after diagnosis that I began treatment. They had to place a port for chemotherapy and then do the markings for radiation therapy. It did seem like it took too long. 5 months later, they found a lesion in my lung and did surgery about a month later, followed by chemotherapy after a short recovery period.

      over 8 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar

      Diagnosed July 10, 2012. Lumpectomy August 1. Chemo began August 20.

      over 8 years ago
    • kashubian's Avatar

      Things went very quickly for us. My husband entered the ER Sunday 03 March after vomiting blood that morning and was immediately admitted. He had lost half of his blood and the endoscopy that was expected to find and treat a bleeding ulcer found a tumor at his gastric junction. We had a 4 day stay in IMC while they worked to stabilize him during which he received 3 units of blood, had a port placed, saw the oncologist who ordered 2 units of iron before he was released that Wednesday. We didn't receive the results of the biopsy until after he was released, but with the port placement and the involvement of the oncologist, we already knew what the biopsy results would be. Thursday we went to the regional medical facility for pre-surgical testing, Friday he had a second opinion visit and staging (set up by the oncologist). Monday we reviewed the staging and began chemotherapy. So, very fast, an 8 day journey.

      over 7 years ago

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