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NET CAT results was posted 07/29/2009 09:16 pm by Christine
E-mail Address: cmshrimp@aol.com

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Quick recap: dx with pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm earlier this year. Had the Whipple in February. Doctors said it did not spread so no chemo or other treatments were needed. Had my first follow up CAT scan earlier this month and met with my oncologist last week for the results....which weren't what I had hoped for.

New mass in the tail of pancreas, original was in the head. He said it could be scar tissue from original surgery, but I don't see how. Also found mass in liver. During whipple they found a spot on liver, did a biopsy but it came back clean. Hopefully this is the same situation. He also saw something in my spleen and uterus. OB/GYN told me yesterday she thought it was only fibroid (sp?) tumor in uterus, but is doing an ultrasound next week to make sure. For the pancreas and liver I'm having an MRI later this week. My oncologist is telling me not to get too worried, there could be reasonable explinations for everything, but I'm terrified the cancer is back already. Has anyone ever heard of it coming back this quickly and in so many areas? Also, ever hear of scar tissue looking like a mass on a CAT scan? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

God Bless, Christine

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