Pancreas Cancer Discussion Page:
An Unmoderated Forum
*
 
Support pancreas research*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER

Pancreas Cancer

ipmn was posted 08/03/2016 03:53 pm by SherGa
E-mail Address: mmrs4@aol.com

Message Text
Hello again! I've been looking for my Pre-whipple MRI results and results of the EUS with FNA (used to diagnose IPMN in 2011) but can't find those papers. Believe the growth was .2cm but the pancreatic duct was also showing more dilation than at the initial DX. My pathology report, and do have that in front of me, reads 'pancreatic duct with dilation and fibrosis and chronic inflammation of the adjacent pancreatic parenchyma. No evidence of carcinoma. Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (2.3 x 1.5 x 1.2 CM) Branch Duct Type, with focal intermediate dysplasia. No invasive carcinoma identified' Also continues to say duodenum, uninvolved pancreas, 12 lymph nodes show no diagnostic abnormality. They also did a liver biopsy, gallbladder, common hepatic artery lymph node and bile duct margin analysis and all were unremarkable. I don't know how long the focal intermediate dysplasia would have taken to turn into carcinoma, but sure am glad the threat is gone, at least from that IPMN. I have read that once you have one IPMN, there is a higher percentage than that of the general population that you will get another one. I go to my gastro doc once a year now for check-up, and did have a yearly MRI for first two years post-whipple, but this year the Dr. said he didn't believe I needed it anymore but would order the test for me if I wanted it. I chose not to have it this year, but might next. Hope this helps you somewhat with your surgery dilemma. I was 61 when had surgery, but in good physical shape and health. My son is a physical therapist, and works with some whipple patients at times, and is amazed at how well I have done. I remind him that I did not have adenocarcinoma as of yet and that had to be a huge reason I did so well. Also had an excellent surgeon. My son has said he wants to write the surgeon a thank you note every year praising his skills. LOL My thoughts are why wait for the cancer cells to form if you can stop the process. I was extremely lucky.

Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List
Responses

*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER


Pancreas Home | Surgical | Medical | Basic Sci | Docs | Registry | FAQ | Appts | Chat

Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home | Search
Copyright © 2019 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Last Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am