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Just a thought was posted 11/01/2017 01:22 pm by EileenC
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I don't want to take positive thoughts away, just providing information. My husband Frank had a tumor on the head of the pancreas. The MD's did 5 different biopsies, fine needle, EUS, finally surgical. Each biopsy came up showing no cancer cells. They were all convinced he had PC. (and they were right). It took several months of testing, before they were actually able to grab cells that had cancer in them and they then also found it had mets to the wall of the stomach, etc. He passed 3 months after that was found. My point is for your friend to be pro-active. All the time we were dealing with this, the MD's all told us they believed he had PC, just couldn't prove it and if they couldn't get a positive sample, they couldn't give the right chemo. I'd say push for a surgical as soon as possible.

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