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Biopsy was posted 07/14/2018 06:58 pm by Anonymous
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When I was in the early stage of diagnosis, a biopsy of tissue done during an ERCP was interesting. It was not cancerous but it was not normal either. Hence the recommendation by my GI doctor to see Dr. Cameron at JHH. We did the surgery even though we weren't sure that is was cancer but as he told me - 'if it is not cancerous now, it will be sometime and you won't know when that happens'. So, I had the whipple. It was cancerous after all.

Long story short, biopsy can be imperfect because they may not get all the tissue. That was 16 years ago and I'm lucky to still be around.

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