• Waiting for results

    Asked by Janet12 on Sunday, February 1, 2015

    Waiting for results

    Hello, I am new here and just looking for answers. I went in for an MRI for neck pain in Dec. They saw several large lymph nodes in my thyroid. Had a CT and turns out they look cancerous but in my mediastinum/lung area. Saw my GP, met with a Pulmonary Oncologist who will be doing the biopsy on Tuesday. Had a PET/CT scan on Friday. From what all the Doctors have told me, they are still unsure if it's cancer but they all talked like they were sure it is. Hardest part is waiting and not knowing and possibly not knowing until all the test come back. I have been so down and have only told a few members of my family. I am not sure what to think at this point. What questions should I ask? What should I expect next? I would appreciate any feedback, thank you!

    11 Answers from the Community

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    • Sandie's Avatar

      The best advice I can give you Janet, is get a second opinion. If I had not gotten one back in 2012, I would not be here talking to you today. I know how scared you are, we have all been through this...but tell someone, whether it be a sister, a best friend, an aunt, or whoever. Talking about it will make it easier for you, and that person will be there to support you. Don't try going through this by yourself. I have a good feeling your going to be alright. I am in remission with stage IV lung cancer that was discovered back in 2012. Try to focus on being positive...Whatever happens...we are all here for you to talk with. We have been, and still are in your shoes.....Welcome, and best of luck with your biopsy......Keep us posted......Sandie

      over 5 years ago
    • MaryTD777's Avatar

      Definitely get a second opinion! AND, get it at a cancer Center!! Not just a hospital affiliated with a cancer center, but an actual cancer center.
      You don't want to be around sick people if you need to be going through treatment. You want doctors you know your cancer and everything about it. You don't want a doctor who sees 45 asthma, 30 colds, 15 pneumonias and one lung cancer per month.

      I hope the guesses are wrong and you just have some swollen nodes due to a small infection.

      God Bless!

      over 5 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I agree that waiting is hard. I am fortunate sends me the results when it gets the results to the Dr.s so there isn't much waiting time between the tests and the results. However waiting for the tests and procedures can be very hard. Worrying cannot change the results of the tests, I pray that all the tests find no cancer.
      However should you have cancer it is not a death sentence. I will be a five year survivor of stage IV esophageal cancer this year.
      If you should be diagnosed with cancer here is a link to an excellent guidebook http://www.livestrong.org/we-can-help/guidebook/
      Sending prayers your way.

      over 5 years ago

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