Nov 10, 2011 - 6:06 pm
I was seeing a very slight flicker in my left eye and went to an opthamologist who discovered a tumor inside of the eye. I went to the Cleveland Clinic the next day and visited an eye oncologist who confirmed,after several tests,the tumor and stated it was met cancer. The next day they did a complete ct scan they and could find no primary site. I had a previous scan 5 months prior that wasnegative when I was suffering from back and neck pain. Turned out to be a pinched nerve. For some reason they were looking for cancer back then. Anyway, back to Cleveland and a biopsy was performed by the eye oncologist. The biopsy proved that the tumor was cancerous, however could not provide information as to the primary. The Doctor felt this would be learned within three hours. After two weeks, the pathologist reported he could not locate the primary site. In the mean time I met with another Cleveland Clinic oncologist who would treat me with chemo. He stated he would treat me for lung cancer as I had smoked in the past. He advised me that I would not live very long and did not think it was worth any further investigation. This did not sit well with me and I got a second opinion from a local oncologist. She did blood work and suspected the primary site to be in the colon or exophagas. I went though the test and learned that I have E.C. I met with the oncologist who says she does not recommend surgery at this time and is giving me three differnt kinds of chemo. Two by I.V. and one in the form of a pill. My first treatment was yesterday and I feel great today. Im as strong as a bull and have no symptoms such as difficulty swallowing or anything else. The tumor in my esophagas is less than 2" and the one in my eye is less than a quarter inch. Both of my current docs want to be very agressive with chemo before making any decissions about surgery. I have changed this post to make things a little more clear.