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a friend was posted 11/21/2001 04:52 pm by peter argani
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Dear Rich: Distal bile duct carcinomas, which are treated by whipple resection, are very aggressive tumors. The whipple surgery will cure some patients with this tumor, but the chances depend upon how large the tumor is, how many lymph nodes were involved, if the tumor was completely excised, and other factors. No matter what the status of the tumor, your friend will need close follow-up in the future. hope this helps peter

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