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conflicting diagnosis was posted 08/16/2018 10:16 am by carla H
E-mail Address: carla.dog@gmail.com

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My sister was diagnosed last week with pancreatic cancer by dr. #1 using laproscopic surgery. She was able to get into dr. #2 who, after looking at her files and all the info from dr. #1, along with his oncologist, said he was not convinced it was pancreatic cancer, but rather cancer of the ampulla of vater. They have scheduled her for surgery in Sept. Her question is how could dr. #1 have thought it was pancreatic cancer? Should she now get another opinion? Has anyone else had this experience? Is it common to mix this up? Dr. #2 and his two associates do over 300 whipples yearly, which seems to be a pretty high number. Dr. #1, from what we can gather online, is great at laproscopic surgery, but does far fewer whipple surgeries.

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