• Unknown type of cancer

    Asked by Wildwoman on Thursday, September 17, 2015

    Unknown type of cancer

    I have metatastic cancer of the spine. I had breastfeeding cancer a few years ago. This is not the same type as the original cancer. They can't find out what type it is, therefore treatment is limited. Does anyone else have a similar issue? Thanks

    14 Answers from the Community

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    • BarbarainBham's Avatar

      Wildwoman, my sister's best friend has "Cancer, Unknown Primary." She had her tumor removed several years ago. Although she worries, she's pretty much gone back to her normal life, which is what her doctors told her to do.

      I did a search and found some National Cancer Institute information about unknown primaries, and It has more places to click on, including a Clinical Trial list. Since your doctor has your medical records, you should ask him all your questions until you understand, because his answers would be specific to YOUR health. Here's the link to the information: http://www.cancer.gov/types/unknown-primary

      If you have a fear of your future, you might like one of the many books written by people who say they went to Heaven after stopping breathing. Best wishes to you and to all of us.

      over 6 years ago
    • Wildwoman's Avatar

      Thank you BarbarainBhan! Hi everone. I have laid low the last few days. I had a pet scan that showed I should have a ct scan. Then I was advised to have a biosey. Needless to say I have been nervous. However yesterday I got great news, no evidence of lymphoma! Hello Karinfellows. I have been thinking about you. Everyone have a good day.

      over 6 years ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      I like my CY scans, a lot quicker. I'm glad that things are moving along for you, instead of being in limbo---not knowing what's happening-waiting and waiting.

      over 6 years ago

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