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8cm Mass, 2mm Cancer was posted 07/11/2015 11:44 am by Jeff
E-mail Address: jt_2_email@yahoo.com

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Hi everyone,

I have posted here before regarding my mothers adnocarcinoma pancreatic cancer. She had her Whipple on June 25, 2015 at City of Hope in California. She is still recovering with some setbacks.

We got the pathology report yesterday and the Doctor states of the 8cm mass that was removed, only 2mm was cancerous. Also all of the lymph nodes that were removed (not sure of the exact number) were clear.

What I do not understand, and maybe someone can help me out with my understanding. Her needle biopsy came back as positive for adenocarcinoma. How would the needle biopsy prove to be cancer if only 2mm of the 8cm mass was involved?

One other questions is... With no lymph node involvement and clear margins on the removal during surgery, does she still do chemotherapy?

Thank you in advance.

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