Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma needs advice 
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 Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma needs advice

Hi, I am a 29 years old chinese male. I have been diagnosed last week as
having metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma. I don't know why I should have
this for my Christmas present. I think this is the last and the worst
Christmas I will ever have in my life, and it's the last Christmas of the
millenium. When I heard the diagnosis, I felt as if life has left me. I am
desperately in need of advice.

It all started when I discovered a lump on my neck which otherwise I am a
young hypertensive (my {*filter*} pressure is 130/100 to 150/110 to which the
doctor said it is diastolic hypertension and he failed to control it after
changing several types of medication. {*filter*} tests also came as normal) plus
they said I have Meniere's disease (I used to have giddiness). I had it
removed and the doctor sent it for analysis. When I returned for the result.
He told me it is the most dangerous type of cancer in the world. He also
mentioned that it has started to spread. But he doesn't have a clue where it
is coming from, he only make guesses. And he said he may not be able to find
it and it may be too small and microscopic. I concluded that I will die fast
in no time at all.

I have recently lost my father less than a month ago. And now I think my
father want to bring me along. My mother, even though she seems supportive,
I know she is dying inside. My girlfriend's mother is also having cancer. I
think this millenium is killing a lot of people. I don't know.

So here I am, desperately hoping that somebody can give me some advice, show
me some insight.

1. Most importantly, I hope you can tell me how long I can possibly live: at
least? at most? survival rate?

2. What are the treatment(s) available? Are they painful? difficult?

3. Have anyone here got around the same cancer that I am having now? How did
you do it?

Following is the death certificate that was given by the doctor:

PATHOLOGY REPORT

LYMPR NODE

CLINICAL HISTORY

Left upper cervical lymph node.

MACRO

Specimen designated : Left cervical lymph node.

An encapsulated brownish mass weighing 15.42gms and measuring 4.5 x 3.5 x
2.5cm. On cut surface it is solid and greyish white in colour.
Representative sections submitted in one block.

MICRO

Section shows lymph node with complete effacement of the nodal architecture.
It is replaced by sheets and nests of malignant epithelial cells. The cells
are large, pleomorphic, have vesicular nuclei and eosinophilic cytoplasm
with indistinct cell borders. Multinucleated giant cells are also seen. No
glandular or squamous differentiation is seen.

INTERPRETATION

Left upper cervical lymph node : Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma.
Possible sites of the primary are

1) Nasopharynx.
2) Retrotonsillar pillar.
3) Lung.

Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. I thank you in advance.



Sat, 14 Jun 2003 15:35:53 GMT
 Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma needs advice

Quote:

>Hi, I am a 29 years old chinese male. I have been diagnosed last week as
>having metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma. I don't know why I should
have
>this for my Christmas present. I think this is the last and the worst
>Christmas I will ever have in my life, and it's the last Christmas of the
>millenium. When I heard the diagnosis, I felt as if life has left me. I am
>desperately in need of advice.

>It all started when I discovered a lump on my neck which otherwise I am a
>young hypertensive (my {*filter*} pressure is 130/100 to 150/110 to which the
>doctor said it is diastolic hypertension and he failed to control it after
>changing several types of medication. {*filter*} tests also came as normal) plus
>they said I have Meniere's disease (I used to have giddiness). I had it
>removed and the doctor sent it for analysis. When I returned for the
result.
>He told me it is the most dangerous type of cancer in the world. He also
>mentioned that it has started to spread. But he doesn't have a clue where
it
>is coming from, he only make guesses. And he said he may not be able to
find
>it and it may be too small and microscopic. I concluded that I will die
fast
>in no time at all.

>I have recently lost my father less than a month ago. And now I think my
>father want to bring me along. My mother, even though she seems supportive,
>I know she is dying inside. My girlfriend's mother is also having cancer. I
>think this millenium is killing a lot of people. I don't know.

>So here I am, desperately hoping that somebody can give me some advice,
show
>me some insight.

>1. Most importantly, I hope you can tell me how long I can possibly live:
at
>least? at most? survival rate?

>2. What are the treatment(s) available? Are they painful? difficult?

>3. Have anyone here got around the same cancer that I am having now? How
did
>you do it?

>Following is the death certificate that was given by the doctor:

>PATHOLOGY REPORT

>LYMPR NODE

>CLINICAL HISTORY

>Left upper cervical lymph node.

>MACRO

>Specimen designated : Left cervical lymph node.

>An encapsulated brownish mass weighing 15.42gms and measuring 4.5 x 3.5 x
>2.5cm. On cut surface it is solid and greyish white in colour.
>Representative sections submitted in one block.

>MICRO

>Section shows lymph node with complete effacement of the nodal
architecture.
>It is replaced by sheets and nests of malignant epithelial cells. The cells
>are large, pleomorphic, have vesicular nuclei and eosinophilic cytoplasm
>with indistinct cell borders. Multinucleated giant cells are also seen. No
>glandular or squamous differentiation is seen.

>INTERPRETATION

>Left upper cervical lymph node : Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma.
>Possible sites of the primary are

>1) Nasopharynx.
>2) Retrotonsillar pillar.
>3) Lung.

>Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. I thank you in advance.

NSW,  Here are a few links I found by doing a search on MUCarcinoma.
I hope they are helpful for you.
With best wishes to you,
Barb
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racts


Sat, 14 Jun 2003 17:16:21 GMT
 Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma needs advice


Quote:
> Hi, I am a 29 years old chinese male. I have been diagnosed last week as
> having metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma. I don't know why I should
have
> this for my Christmas present. I think this is the last and the worst
> Christmas I will ever have in my life, and it's the last Christmas of the
> millenium. When I heard the diagnosis, I felt as if life has left me. I am
> desperately in need of advice.

By far the most likely primary site is nasopharynx.
Your apthologist Must be sure that this isn't a lymphoma, but it likely is a
nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

The prognosis for nasopharyngeal cancer when treated properly with
radiotherapy or radiotherapy with chemotherapy is actually pretty good.
See a good ENT surgeon and a radiation oncologist.



Sun, 15 Jun 2003 16:31:01 GMT
 Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma needs advice
Your symptom is exactly what  I had (3cm bump on neck). It is
nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
I am also a victim of nasopharyngeal carcinoma 1 year  ago. I went
through radiation. Survival rate  is 99%. see my experience at web site



Quote:
> Hi, I am a 29 years old chinese male. I have been diagnosed last week
as
> having metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma. I don't know why I
should have
> this for my Christmas present. I think this is the last and the worst
> Christmas I will ever have in my life, and it's the last Christmas of
the
> millenium. When I heard the diagnosis, I felt as if life has left me.
I am
> desperately in need of advice.

> It all started when I discovered a lump on my neck which otherwise I
am a
> young hypertensive (my {*filter*} pressure is 130/100 to 150/110 to which
the
> doctor said it is diastolic hypertension and he failed to control it
after
> changing several types of medication. {*filter*} tests also came as
normal) plus
> they said I have Meniere's disease (I used to have giddiness). I had
it
> removed and the doctor sent it for analysis. When I returned for the
result.
> He told me it is the most dangerous type of cancer in the world. He
also
> mentioned that it has started to spread. But he doesn't have a clue
where it
> is coming from, he only make guesses. And he said he may not be able
to find
> it and it may be too small and microscopic. I concluded that I will
die fast
> in no time at all.

> I have recently lost my father less than a month ago. And now I think
my
> father want to bring me along. My mother, even though she seems
supportive,
> I know she is dying inside. My girlfriend's mother is also having
cancer. I
> think this millenium is killing a lot of people. I don't know.

> So here I am, desperately hoping that somebody can give me some
advice, show
> me some insight.

> 1. Most importantly, I hope you can tell me how long I can possibly
live: at
> least? at most? survival rate?

> 2. What are the treatment(s) available? Are they painful? difficult?

> 3. Have anyone here got around the same cancer that I am having now?
How did
> you do it?

> Following is the death certificate that was given by the doctor:

> PATHOLOGY REPORT

> LYMPR NODE

> CLINICAL HISTORY

> Left upper cervical lymph node.

> MACRO

> Specimen designated : Left cervical lymph node.

> An encapsulated brownish mass weighing 15.42gms and measuring 4.5 x
3.5 x
> 2.5cm. On cut surface it is solid and greyish white in colour.
> Representative sections submitted in one block.

> MICRO

> Section shows lymph node with complete effacement of the nodal
architecture.
> It is replaced by sheets and nests of malignant epithelial cells. The
cells
> are large, pleomorphic, have vesicular nuclei and eosinophilic
cytoplasm
> with indistinct cell borders. Multinucleated giant cells are also
seen. No
> glandular or squamous differentiation is seen.

> INTERPRETATION

> Left upper cervical lymph node : Metastatic undifferentiated
carcinoma.
> Possible sites of the primary are

> 1) Nasopharynx.
> 2) Retrotonsillar pillar.
> 3) Lung.

> Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. I thank you in advance.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:00:18 GMT
 Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma needs advice

Quote:

> Your symptom is exactly what  I had (3cm bump on neck). It is
> nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
> I am also a victim of nasopharyngeal carcinoma 1 year  ago. I went
> through radiation. Survival rate  is 99%. see my experience at web site


Survival rate and cure rate are good, but depending on the stage, 99% may be
a bit over optimistic


Thu, 19 Jun 2003 13:53:31 GMT
 
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