Topic: Am I different or is it me?
After reading and submitting to this wonderful, amazing site for almost 1 month, I am wondering (just a little) if my doctors diagnosed me properly. OK, sure I have tumors on my liver, but I'm not jaundiced, my liver function bloodwork is normal, they can't find any metastses, my lymph nodes were clear. I am reading about so many symptoms and issues that I just don't have (yet??). My oncologist at Emory said that he is 95% sure it is CC, but he says he has a 5% feeling that it could have metastisized from somewhere since I am NOT jaundice, etc. But according my previous MRI, tests, biopsies, etc., I am clear elsewhere. So what the heck is going on? I am waiting on results from my CT & MRI done last week, so we'll see if there is any change.
I know I need to shrink these tumors with chemo, so that I can have radiation, then try to resect again. But, it is curious that I am generally symptom free, other than discomfort due to the enlarged liver and my appetite was down so I lost about 5 lbs prior to being "diagnosed".
Sorry for coming across frustrated, confused, etc.......maybe I'm just thinking too much. Can anyone offer some insight?