Guys, I still don’t have an appointment with an orthopedic specialist yet, because staff is busy handling things for other people. Also, Google won’t give me any good info on foot cancer, because it’s so rare.
I can’t tell if my bump is still growing or not, so I’m just going to say it’s not. Pretty weird, considering how quickly it appeared.
The My Pediatric and Adult Rare Tumor network was created to engage patients in rare cancer research and connect them with researchers and clinicians. Rare cancers account for less than 40,000 new cases per year, and pediatric cancers are even more rare. This makes them hard to study, and hard...
That said, I still don’t have very many possibilities for what’s in my foot. Maybe synovial sarcoma?
Staff said I need to call my primary care physician to get an appointment to get a referral to an orthopedic specialist. So I’ll be doing that this morning. I can see my PCP next week probably, but I might not be able to see the orthopedic specialist until after my beach vacation ends over a week into October.
Man, turns out my PCP appointment will be on the 26th. There goes all hope of seeing the orthopedic specialist before my vacation in October. Meh, getting a phone call that says you have foot cancer is the type of thing that can ruin a vacation anyway.
I said fifteen hours ago that I couldn’t tell whether my foot bump was still growing or not. Well, now I think it is. It isn’t shrinking at the very least. It’s been there fifteen days now, so I don’t think it’s going away. Yeah, I know I first posted about it on the 4th, but I remember spotting it on the 1st. I just didn’t think it was a problem until the 4th.
Great, new problem, constipation. I’ve dealt with it before, and normally wouldn’t think much of it, but learning that I’m CHEK2 positive, plus the unexplained bump on my foot, has me thinking about advanced colon cancer. Guess all I can really do for right now though is drink plenty of water and try to distract myself. If my insides start hurting, I’ll seek urgent care.
I managed to “eliminate” twice today, but both times it was a small amount, and I had to strain hard for it. I’m thinking now that the constipation may be an isolated problem, but it’s still a problem.
Guys, I can’t stop worrying that the bump on my foot is metastatic cancer. Metastasis to the hands and feet is rare, but also deadly as fuck. I saw one page say the average survival time for acral metastasis is seven months.
Meh, all I can do is get it checked. I just wish it would happen sooner. Not that getting it checked sooner would help if it were metastatic cancer, but it would end the suspense.
Another thing too, my bump is on my heel, and the most common site of foot metastasis is the calcaneus, or heel bone. 14 out of 46 cases in this one study were in the calcaneus, and another 9 were in the talus, also part of the hind foot.
Foot metastasis are rare and often overlooked due to non-specifical symptoms. This often leads to misdiagnosis delaying the right diagnosis. Metastatic disease of the foot is rare. Foot pain and swelling may be the presenting symptom of an occult malignancy. ...
Treatment depends on staging and tumor extent. Amputation or disarticulation is the most common approach. It allows a wide margin resection and pain control. In some cases palliative treatment with radiation therapy, bisphosphonates and chemotherapy have been attempted with good results. The...
However, in the study of just feet that I linked in my last post, the average survival time was 15 months. They found prognosis info for 20 patients. 10 died within one year, another 8 died within two years, and 2 made it past two years.
I just found another study of foot metastasis. In it, 26 patients had an average survival time of 5.8 months. I should note that this one is from Iran, which may explain the worse outcome than the US study.