Sep 01, 2013 - 3:50 pm
Did anyone get a prognosis for stage IV cancer, I think thats what my stage may be. I didn't get any info on the stages or the prognosis. Reading the forums it seems to me about 2/3 of cancers come back again. Thats worrying although many of you came through a second cancer . I read that once the cancer reaches the lymph nodes the chances go down. I have made an appointment to talk to the specialist, to ask questions. I shall ask what stage was my cancer, what are my chances, did they get it all out and is my radiationtherapy just a precautionary or did they find more. I didn't ask many questions because before I left the hospital they said the op was a success I didn't expect the rad. I now worry about my metal fillings, I always keep my 6 month checkup since I was a kid and have nearly all my back teeth filled with 'mercury, I also have one gold crown. Front teeth OK. Gums OK no gum desease, just had them checked, cleaned and polished by hygienist. I haven't an appt with the hospital dentist till after my rad. I started off this journey full of enthusiasm that I'd have an op and thats it......