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My name is Jennifer and I was diagnosed with an Islet cell tumor on the head
of the pancreas at the age of 32 a few months after the birth of my 1st baby.
I had a modified whipple operation in Sept. 2003. Pathology report showed 1
out of the 7 lymph nodes that were puled was cancerous. No treatment was
6 month tests have shown some swollen nodes 1.5cm but the surgeon thinks they
are reactive from the surgery or the paritinitus that i got 6 weeks after the
ChromograninA blood test was at 14 at 3 month tests with a negative
octriotide scan. And chromograninA was at 9 for 6 month tests.
I also had a spleanectomy at age 4.
I also had poly cystic overian syndrome prior to pregnancy.
I also have focal nodular hyperplasia on the liver.
New scans will be preformed in september again.
I am still a little concerned about the swollen nodes and wonder if they can
even do anything if it is cancer anyway.......???????
Posted 04/08/2004 04:15 am by jennifer
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