• Unknown primary

    Asked by NanRN on Monday, March 11, 2019

    Unknown primary

    Being treated as anal cancer, though the mass is outside of the anus and rectum

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hello, I'm an oncology nurse. Sounds like squamous cell carcinoma. I have seen this before.

      7 months ago
    • NanRN's Avatar
      NanRN

      Yes it is squamous cell, it initially responded to chemoradiation, but is now enlarging..the pain is excruciating...the surgeon is saying colostomy, but I am really confused with this plan, as he had not seen a current imaging of the mass???

      7 months ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Squamous cell can be tricky. Most of the time there is a recurrence it is usually near an opening. I would definitely seek a second opinion before making any decisions. I'm here if you should need anything.

      7 months ago

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