Delinda2 wrote:Nitebreez, the chickens are swinging. Sorry it's been so hard for you. I am constantly amazed at the number of people who have been misdiagnosed, or spent months having tests, etc before discovering cancer. Astonished at how sneaky this rotten disease is for many.
chixter wrote:A question that haunts me. How long did she have this? Outside of a 2x/yr head or chest cold, Katie was never sick. Worked 12 hr shifts in a medical office, great appetite, always full of energy. If her tumor began on the inside rather than the outside of her ascending colon, it may have presented symptoms. She was asymptomatic until the night she experienced intense r. side abdominal pain. We assumed possible appendix. She was chatting it up with the CT scan tech, a girl she knew. She said during the procedure this girl suddenly stopped talking, and Katie read the look on her face. Every lymph node south of her lungs and 53% of her liver lit up on that scan......Dr. Varghese @ MSK explained to me that tumors in the abdomen on the external side of organs are particularly bad as the void spaces in the abdomen allow for unrestricted growth without symptoms until they become huge, and often by then metastases has taken place.
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