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More Diagnosis Drama was posted 03/31/2011 03:32 pm by CorinneNJ
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Recvd dx of adenocarcinoma based on CAT scan and EUS w FNA pancreas ('poorly differentiated carcinoma') on 3-17. Hopkins agreed, but after their radiologist Dr. Fishman looked at the CAT scan (done by local hosp) he said it was not done correctly. Apparently, adeno 'lights up' differently than neuroendocrine tumors, and the timing of the imaging is important. NETs light up more. Can anyone on this board elaborate? My husband Rick has no pain, CA 19-9 47, other labs normal. No weight loss. Imaging shows 3.3 cm lesion pancreas tail, multiple lesions on liver. We are going back to JHH next week for a liver biopsy which should settle it once and for all (I politely declined local hosp's offer to do the biopsy)...

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