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margins.... was posted 06/29/2011 10:52 pm by Pat O.
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Just wanted to respond to you to let you know I have been following your posts and am praying that all turns out well....

I've posted so much about my husband's recent lung met that the poster you mentioned might have been confused. It's the margin of the lung met that is thought not to be clear...and if that is the case when he has another scan in 3 months, then he will have radiation, and we will just hope for the best.

He did have clear margins after his Whipple, but the tumor was found to be poorly differentiated (not the best), and he did have positive lymph nodes. Only one doctor had any hope for his survival past one year, irregardless of whether or not he had adjuvant treatments (he did have chemo/radiation). In spite of their opinions...he has lived 7 years thus far (and with an excellent quality of life), before this lung thing showed up. So please take hope in this!

I don't know a darn thing about 'atypical cells', but the other posters gave you good advice.

I hope you will get your answers when you see the doctor next week, and that it will be all positive news!

Pat

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