Aug 03, 2011 - 12:19 am
I want to thank those of you who replied to my original post "Questions for you".
My husband's uncle met with his oncologist today to go over the latest pathology. It has been determined that his cancer is not HL or NHL, or any of the other subtypes of Lymphoma.
The oncologist is at a loss. On the PET Scan it presents like HL or NHL. He definitely has cancer throughout his entire lymph system with various areas of swelling. However, they (his doctors, pathologist, etc.) have not been able to identify the cancer cells. They are calling them "generic cancer cells". The primary source is unknown. All they know for certain is he is Stage 4 with cancer throughout his lymph system. They want to begin chemo ASAP, but he (my hubby's uncle)wants to explore additional medical opinions in Washington State and California. We all live in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Even though he has the best of the best here on the home front for oncologists and has sought 2nd and 3rd opinions from two other oncologists here, who happen to agree with oncologist #1.
Has anyone here heard of such a case? Cancer in the lymphatic system of unknown primary that is neither HL or NHL?
I look forward to hearing from you.