Another cancer?

Hello Ladies, thank you all for your recent replies to my last post. I got my results yesterday and I have 2 tumors in my liver. My oncologist it is not convinced that the tumors are from the ovarian cancer. So they are looking for a primary cancer elsewhere. I feel so sad, I can't look my kids in the eyes because I want to start balling my eyes out.. i am having the camera up and down on the same day so they said I will be sedated which is great it's been done in the same day. I don't know how I feel, everything is so up in the air at the moment. I am waiting to have a pet scan done within the next week which will shed more light on this nightmare. I dont know how I will be able to cope with this. I have to get more blood tomorrow as I got 1 unit on Wednesday. Feeling better in this regard, thankfully. Anyway that's my story so far, is there any hope for me?.

Best wishes

Damelza

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  • I am so sorry. This can't have been easy news to take, and I can wholly sympathise with how you feel about speaking to your family. When you're feeling so down, it's really difficult, particularly with children.

    However the fact that your treatment is going ahead quickly, in addition to tomorrow's blood, is great. It should help you feel better, and more in control. Knowledge has to be power in my opinion. Some of the worries will be dismissed, and you'll have a clearer picture of "what's next".

    Please don't think I'm belittling your situation. Of course it feels like a nightmare at the moment. You've had a shock and it will take time to get your head round. We are all with you, and I'm sure others will have more direct experience to share with you.

    Thinking of you

    Caroline x

  • I'm so sad for you. I'm glad you don't have to wait too long. I'm not undermining your news but when first told it's all panic and horror and complete anguish but with results and plans we somehow get on with it and cope. I don't know how I will tell my children or parents if/when I get more bad news. I'm hoping for the best possible scenario for you and sending hugs x

  • Hi Demelza,

    I would feel the same,but there is always something to fight for and always new treatments.

    I know you are low,but you are getting the best treatment early and we all know how it feels before a plan is put in place.

    Look at your kids and just realise what you are fighting for,new blood always makes you feel better,keep positive and you know we are all always here for you,please let us know how you get on,

    Lots of love,

    Carole xxx

  • Oh Damelza I'm sorry to hear the news from your latest biopsies. That must have been a shock and quite something to have to process. Good news they are acting so quickly and you'll get the various 'oscopies' done & dusted all at once (& under sedation). You are an incredibly strong lady so although I know this latest revelation would knock anyone for six...you have already proven to be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to this bastard disease so I know that whatever you are facing you will throw every bit of ammunition in your arsenal at it. But most importantly you'll have us lot standing right behind you.

    Thinking of you & sending you a jolly big ((hug)).

    Jemima xx

  • Damelza,

    I am so sorry you got this news it royally sucks!! As the others have said they are moving fast and that's good hopefully in no time at all you will have a plan in place and get set to kick more cancer ass!!! It must be so hard for you with the little ones and after all you have been through already I truly am so sorry!

    Let me know if there is anything at all I can do and the very best with all the tests etc.

    Dx

  • Hello Demelza

    Hope everything goes well tomorrow. Does your oncologist given you any idea as to what other type of cancer it could be? They have probably done some work on the biopsy from your liver you had done recently. Here's hoping it's a cancer that is more easily cured. Good luck with the pet scan and the exploratory camera operation. Keep us posted as to how things are going.

    All the best! Helen

  • he said it may be bowel, but that is a stab in the dark

  • I'm so sorry to hear this, Damelza. All the other ladies have said everything I would say, so I won't repeat them. As my dad would say, "Chin up, chuck" - which always makes me smile, even when things are tough.

    Yosh xx

  • I'm so sorry to read your post, sending you lots of love and best wishes and a big hug.

    They are moving quickly so once you know a plan then you can continue to be strong.

    Lots of love

    Karen

    Xxx

  • Oh Damelza so sorry to hear this, you certainly didnt need it none of us do. But hopefully you will have the scopes next week when the children are in school and also the pet scan. They are moving quickly to rule everything out, they have to be thorough. Once they have a clear picture you will get a plan and settle a little.. The blood will help you feel better you will have more energy and feel more in control and able to deal with whatever is thrown at you. For now be kind to yourself and give your children a hug now and again. Try not to think of the what ifs scenario and make the days count by doing little things when you are able. Sending you a big hug

  • Ican only echo the other ladies comments and give you a massive virtual hug. Wishing you lots of luck.

    Claire xxxxxx

  • Absolutely there is hope! I had tumors removed from my liver during debulking!!! You can do this!!! You have gotten this far!! If I lived near you I'd bring flowers and chocolate and make dinner for your family!!! Your doctor will figure it out and you'll take the next step!!! I'm virtually hugging you right now!!! Tesla

  • I am so sorry to hear your worrying news. Like others have said, once a plan is in place you can feel more assured and in control. Am thinking of you. Hugs. Xxxx

  • Dear Damelza

    I just want to wish you all the best and I can only agree with what everyone else has said. The reply before mine from Telsa in the U.S. was full of hope as she got through safely what you are now experiencing. I hope it reassures you. Take care

    XXX

  • Hi Damelza, I'm sorry you've got this to deal with. There most definitely is hope, don't give up. I have a friend here in Belfast with ovarian cancer, the type that doesn't respond to chemo and she has had tumours removed from her liver. She's great. Good luck with the biopsies and treatment. Big hugs. Ann xx

  • YES there most definitely is hope. I'm sorry you're going through this again so quickly but hopefully when you have a plan it helps you settle. Thinking of you xo

  • That sounds hard. Waiting for the results of the tests is awful. I have lumps on my liver which they think are from the OC. Let's hope that yours are too. One primary source is enough to cope with. Good luck and let us know how you get on xx

  • Damelza, I am now 5.5 months NED from all that treatment!!!! Honestly, I feel so good it's kinda creepy. I haven't felt healthy in so long I've forgotten what it feels like! I have nearly all my energy back, still have memory problems from chemo, but I don't feel "impaired" anymore. I've been taking 500mg of magnesium oxide daily and the neuropathy is actually going away!!! I am truly amazed. Hang on, things will get better! Love to you, Tesla

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