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    givemehope asked a questionCancer of Unknown Primary

    Where can I find real recommendations for doctors in my area? I am fairly new to area so don;t have people I know to ask.

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      GregP_WN

      Whoever diagnosed you to start with is where I would start. they will know all the oncologists in your area. I agree with Nancyjac, the doctors know who is tops in their bus. I wouldnt put too much emphasis in what one person or another says. I go with what my dr.'s recommend.

      over 4 years ago
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      mykidshavepaws

      The Cancer Survivors Network is another online support and information site. It is also associated woth the American Cancer Society but has separate membership than What Next.

      over 4 years ago
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      mamajltc

      Hi...if you do a search on the type of cancer you have, it may help (example, my husband has colon cancer: "colon cancer specialists in New England"). I would also call...right here..ACS...they are wonderful. If you do a search on a support group in your area, for your type of cancer, you will find others who are going through the same thing and will be able to help. Also, once you find a Dr. do a search and see the qualifications and what others may say.
      Best of Luck!!!!!!!

      over 4 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): I don;t have a specific diagnosis as of yet. In fact, cancer has not been DEFINITELY diagosed, but looks quite likely. Recent CTscan shows suspicious spots, but point of origin not able to be identified. An ultrasound showed many enlarged lymph nodes in groin. Having biopsy of groin nodes done this week and then go from there as to pinpointing things. I am overwhelmed with all the different processes that are looming..how to make the best choices of dr/treatments, etc.

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      givemehope

      Well the biopsy results took a week and a half to come back because they were sent to Mayo Clinic for further review. It's looking like a GYN malignancy, but not clear yet if uterine or ovarian, as the origin. Clear cell. But it has spread into lymph nodes and lungs a bit, so they said I need to start chemo next week to get the systemic invasion(my word) halted and shrink down the main stuff(my word again..lol) . Dr is trying to arrange for me to see a GYN Oncologist tomorrow.

      I don;t know if having lived with the possibility of this for a couple of weeks has made me numb or just let it sink in so when I heard definitively that it is the big C I was much more calm than I would ever have imagined. Or God is answering my prayers to be strong and face whatever comes. Now my big challenge is to tell my grown kids who live in another state..they both have issues going on in their own lives..how do I spring this on them??

      over 4 years ago
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