Last month I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. At first I was told I'd get chemo and surgery, but after more scans I was told that my case was likely not curable, but it was treatable. Is it normal for an oncologist to give such hopeless news? And has anyone out there been given similar news?
I'm only 24 and I'm otherwise very healthy and fit. It's hard for me to believe that even after it's metastisized, I am I uncurable. I hear stories of people with cancer in many places at once, including lungs or their liver, and they survive! My lungs are clear, but the cancer is in my left knee, a little higher on my left leg, my left pelvis, and my lower back.
This prognosis just seems too grim and too determined for SO early in the game. I'm in my first round of chemo now and don't see why I can't beat this. Are they just not allowed to tell me I'll be fixed?