para-aortic lymphnode cancer is it classed as terminal and anything anyone can tell me would be very welcome
Sorry you had to come to this site but you will find a wealth of
caring and supportive people here.
Cancer treatment and research has come a long ways in the past few
years so I'd be hesitant to call any cancer "terminal". There are
many long term survivors on this site who can vouch for this.
I read your "About Me" page and I think the dates may be wrong regarding
the colon/bowel cancer (maybe the year 2011 is wrong?).
You also said you were told you MAY have secondary cancer (Para-Aortic)
but have to wait 4 months for another scan to see if it has grown bigger
to confirm - it could be inflamation from your surgery.
I hope others will chime in and help me out here, but I think you
should get a second opinion. The "waiting" is what bothers me though
"watch and wait" is done with certain types of lymphoma that are very
slow growing (don't have details here). Normally, I think they would
want to get a biopsy and have it analyzed. If it is really
cancer and is of an agressive type, you don't want to wait.
I'm sure others will respond to this post.
I just wanted you to know we're out here listening.
Hopefully others will respond soon. There are some
truly wonderful people on this site.
I'll be watching for responses too.