Second opinion options: colorectal cancer
Hello. I just found this site while searching for answers and places where I might want to go for a “2nd opinion.” Last month I had an MRI with contrast of my lungs and while it showed my lungs are fine, however, a “mass” in my lower right liver was found and diagnosed as “metastatic liver disease.” They did a biopsy (which was sent to the Mayo) and I just spoke to an Oncologist (here in Delaware) yesterday. I have no symptoms and it was a shock to hear that they are telling me I have Stage IV cancer. They’re scheduling a colonoscopy, endoscopy, and PET scans with the next 2 weeks (as well as a complete blood work.) The Oncologist has indicated that these tests should help determine where the cancer originated. She also stated that they’ll start chemo to shrink the cancer cells. She mentioned that if they shrink, it may be possible to do surgery to remove the 3-inch area where the “mass” is. Now I sit here waiting for all the other tests to be scheduled. Sigh.