Finally got my diagnosis

johnrp1964's picture

Hi there again all, finally got my diagnosis today. Its lung cancer and it has also spread to one of the lymph nodes in my neck area as well, so they haven't caught it early Sad They are doing more tests today on the tissue they took in the biopsy last week. Tomorrow I go in for a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy to see if anything is there as well or evidence of a primary to see where it may have started. I am reacting to the news better than I thought I would. I dont think it has hit me fully yet and I am maybe still in shock. The preparation for the procedure tomorrow isnt fun..they said they are going to do chemotherapy with me but the oncology team will discuss that with me tomorrow.

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pimbok's picture

Re: Finally got my diagnosis

Hang in there John and keep us posted. Hopefully there's some good news tucked in there.

SILLY's picture

Re: Finally got my diagnosis

It can take a while for this news to to sink in even if you thought that it was cancer. My husband had cancer 6 years ago and next year if all is ok he will be considered clear but at times I still find the whole thing unreal. Mine was diagnosed early last year and there are times when I find myself thinking that it's all just a sick game ,not true. This is ridiculous and the truth is I want to wish it all away along with what it has done to our lives.

It is sad that yours wasn't found sooner. At least now you know that they will be able to do something.

Loulou's picture

Re: Finally got my diagnosis

Sorry to hear your news. Hang in there, get as all the info you can, and just try to take it a day at a time.

Sometimes it takes a little while to really sink in, and get your head around things.

Take care

Loulou's picture

Re: Finally got my diagnosis

Sorry to hear your news. Hang in there, get as all the info you can, and just try to take it a day at a time.

Sometimes it takes a little while to really sink in, and get your head around things.

Take care

exhausted's picture

Re: Finally got my diagnosis

Oh John that is tough, not what you or any of us were hoping for. I will have you in my prayers.
Terese.

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