i have been diagnosed with a carcinoma with no primary origin and am facing tx for said dx.
i do know that i have four liasons on the liver one measuring 4.2cm the others are less than 1.0cm.
i go to veterans hospital in kansas city missouri and the oncology dept has run several test to locate the primary source of the cancer without any luck. ive had a petscan an upper and lower g.i. am m.r.i. with a liver biopsy that a pathologist ran at least 25 stains without finding or locating the carcinomas primary source. i do not hav hcc of the liver. i will go to va friday 3-25.2011 for a consult to give tx options without knowing were the primary carcinoma is at. is it sop to tx a carcinoma before knowing were it comes from are there any other test that could possibly help the onclogist find the primary souce.
i am nervous about proceeding without trying to get as much knowledge as possible if anyone can help i would truelly appreciate it. if you look real close you will see my ears at attention and anxiously awaitng any help or advice.
i am 54 years old and if there is questions you have for i will try to answer them asap.
thx everyone for your future support