jaminkw Posted March 30, 2008 Share Posted March 30, 2008 Right now this info may only apply to me as one of 5% to 10% of cancer patients in whom no tumor is found. But just in case someone with a similar story (Val has disappeared) stumbles onto the site, I want to share this. I followed a link on staging KatieB posted and found reference to Occult Cancer that sounded like mine. I'd never heard the term so I googled the word and found new (to me) information that answered a lot of questions I had about my cancer. After reading the article at www.canceranswers.com/Uknown.Cancer.html, I'm not positive I have a true Occult Cancer but it gives an understandable explanation of how/why a cancer can be found in a location other than the primary origin and several explanations for why a primary tumor is not found and may never be found. I am cursed with a profound need for things to make sense and I hope this info is legit because in light of what I've been told about my cancer--it now makes sense! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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