Just seen the Oncologist
Just had a bit of a blow. I have just seen the oncologist. It seems that each time I see a Doctor I hear more bad news. I was told by the initial medical team that I had cancer in my bowel and two tumours on my liver. Now the oncologist is telling me, from the same test and results, I have three tumours on my liver and the cancer is also in my lymph nodes in my pelvis.
Okay, so he is still saying its all operable after chemo and even said and ticked the box to say its 'curative'. And the list of side effects from the chemo is terrifying. But it does leave me with some worries about hearing more bad news at every visit.
The other news is that I cannot start until they have had a result back to do with the genetics of the tumour, as that will determine if they need to add a biological drug alongside the chemo.
Not that I know what I am talking about. Unfortunately, the Macmillan Nurse was not there today.
Having cancer is one thing but this waiting and the uncertainty about my cancer is the hardest part. Please forgive the ramble but thoughts would be welcomed.