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Possible MCN - now malignant - was posted 02/02/2020 05:13 pm by Concerned Daughter
E-mail Address: Jackie.tsou@gmail.com

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My mom, 68 yo,was just diagnosed with adenocarcinoma. GI doctor said that 3cm tumor is cystic and based on location (head/neck of pancreas and behind pancreas) and CEA, likely a mucinous cyst. Other variables, mom not not presenting with jaundice, female, fibrotic exterior, it appears this may be a MCN that has become malignant. Given the rarity of this diagnosis, we are unsure if we should seek treatment locally or seek more specialized care. A surgeon we saw said the tumor is not respectable, but GI doctor said celiac artery and portal veins not involved based on EUS. Might surgery be an option at Johns Hopkins?

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