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reply was posted 03/31/2012 01:40 am by Anonymous
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The CT scan was clear (or they couldn't see anything due to the scars after the whipple) while the CA19 was 500 and 1000 after another test. So onc ordered a PET scan and it did light up in the same area that the tumor was. During that time, I had a gas reflux issue like you mentioned. (I don't have a GI doctor yet) Onc. told me in the cases like mine, life expectancy is about 8-12 months. She sent me for Xeloda/rad. CA19 then at 2,600. After about 10 days of rad., CA19 went down to 600. That is the last thing I know. I'm going for another PET scan tomorrow.

Thank you for all your input. You guys confirmed what I thought. Sometimes I think that onc,/radiologist don't know for sure. They are guessing from their educated experience like one of you guys said. I accept it if it is a returned cancer but I also know that it's not 100% sure.

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