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    corey asked a questionCancer of Unknown Primary

    What was your experiences during this scary time of unknowing what is next?

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      seesun87

      I feel the unknown is the worst. I am being treated for Colon Cancer, but it's not 100% positive that is where it is. My colonoscopy turned out good, Pet did not show anything, expect spot in the area between lungs. They did a biospy of a swollen lymphnode in my neck and the results were poorly differentiated carcinoma. the tumor makers suggest metastatic gastrointestinal tract carcinoma. The colon being the most common primary site that show this pattern. I am going to a major cancer center next week for a second opinion. I love my Oncologist and trust her, but would love to have a more definitive answer as to what type and what stage cancer I have. She is treating with a wide range of extensive chemo every two weeks and feels we will beat this thing with a few months. Any thoughts or information on poorly differentiated cancers? Thanks to everyone on this site, it has helped me so much.

      about 4 years ago
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      Harry

      For me, there wasn't a lot of "unknown" time. But, a lot of people here report the same fears. Waiting and not knowing is very difficult.

      about 4 years ago
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      Peroll

      From the point I learned I had cancer to the first meeting with my surgeon I was devestated and was thinking I would be dead in six months. The surgeon walked in to the exam room and the first thing he said was "I am going to cure you". Afther that and a long discussion where he explained in detail what he was qoing to do and all of the other stuff I was extreemly relieved and felt like I had a new lease on life. While he didn't "cure" me and has operated on me a couple of more times, he did save my life in a way. As a famous singer said "the waiting is the hardest part". While the waiting gets easier it is never easy. Those of us with cancer will always have the pleasure of waiting for the next scan or blood test result. you will get used to it and things will get better. the best thingf to do is keep busy wiothy your life and try not to think too much abour it. Good Luck and let us know how it goes.

      about 4 years ago
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