What is "undifferentiated carcinoma"?
May 8, 2006 11:17 AM Subscribe
What is "undifferentiated carcinoma"? Data on survivability?
posted by juliewhite to health & fitness (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I got an e-mail from my father just now, excerpted below. We are not very close (I haven't seen him in five years), so I am reluctant to follow up with a bunch of questions. Still, as one might imagine, this is fucking my shit up this afternoon.
I haven't been able to come up with anything worthwhile from Google. What is "undifferentiated carcinoma"? Is there any data on survivability? What is the treatment?
"I got some not so good news frm the doc that I have some kind of undifferentiated carcinoma.... Anyway, it's cancer. The VA has been screwing around for over 3 months to get a swollen lymph node diagnosed and a cpl weeks ago they finally did a needle biopsy, then last monday they took the lymph node in my neck, under the jaw, out surgically. .... It seems the cancer is coming from somewhere else so they are doing ct scan, ultra sound etc etc etc, ad infinitem. Worst part of the whole deal so far has been wondering what the hell it is while I waited weeks between appointments, thought it might be lymphoma but I guess it's not. I feel just fine except for a little stress, kind of anxious to find out what the future holds..."