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Pancreas Canceradeno vs NET was posted 04/01/2011 12:41 am by JeanB
I'm no expert but my husband also has a confusing dx. His liver biopsy was
expected to be ocular melanoma but was found caused the pathologist to do the
stains over. The liver dx was decided to be adeno w/ neuroendocrine
differentiation. The pancreas distal tumor (3.0 cm) biopsy showed adeno w/
neuro features. But... the oncologist at MDA says the tumors act more like
NET. 'O' scan showed nothing. , Chromogranin A and CA 19-9 always normal. No
symptoms except scans show growing tumors in the past several months,
particularly on the liver. Aug will be 4 yrs since dx. After 5 months of
gem/cisplatin and gem/carboplatin, WC's body could take no more chemo and the
tumors were growing. They stopped the chemo and after a couple of months, the
tumors became stable, then no treatment until last month when he started
Afinitor. H went almost 34 months with no treatment. He is planning to go to
his high school's reunion next week, 58 yrs since he graduated.I'd say that
is very good for someone with adeno stage IV dx.
I pray all you husbands tumors are dx'ed and he gets a good treatment plan.
Happy to have a living and breathing husband. God bless U both!...Jean in TX
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