Diagnosed 2 months ago and she has already had 3 chemos. Seems to be responding well and only a handful of days has she been unwell from it.
Just read her hospital letter, with the above diagnosis. I knew she the primary tumor in her lung and they said it had spread to a lymph node in her neck. Now after reading this I'm wondering if there is more to it! : am I correct in thinking that N3 means 3 cancerous lymph nodes within the same lung?
And the most scary part of all...M1C, does this mean it's in another organ?
I though I was starting to come to terms with this slowly but this has completely thrown me....
Hi Sharon Go to
It explains most things simply
I did....its the M1c bit that worries me
Sorry thought you were saying you didnt understand the allha/numeric system Phil
I do, but the M1c bit has thrown me as she only told me she had spread to the neck...
Yes I see. 'Only spread to neck' doesnt seem to be the case.
To try to answer your specific question using a cut and paste:
N3 means there is cancer in lymph nodes:
The Cancer Research UK website has a page called Stages of Cancer which clearly explains the various categorisations.
Before you think about digging further into the diagnosis, you may be better focusing on the positive aspects of how well your friend is responding to the current treatment plan.
I wish the best possible outcomes for your friend.
Thanks Kegsy, you are right I was just having a wobble!
My mc1 means the cancer has spread to my ribs . The cancer is being controlled by drugs . Be positive. Xx
A short time ago I was looking through my notes to discover that I had two very different diagnosis typed at the top of my letter . When I queried this I was told it was a typing error!! This letter had gone off for me to considered for a trial. Always double check is my advice.
Thanks Elsie x
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