Pancreas Cancer Discussion Page:
An Unmoderated Forum
*
 
Support pancreas research*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER

Pancreas Cancer

Lana was posted 02/27/1999 06:42 pm by Stan
E-mail Address:

Message Text
Your case sounds exactly like mine, but has not run on so long. After the usual tests, with negative biopsies, I was told that it may be very difficult to find the cancer when doing a biopsy. One doc said it is like trying to find a soft ball (the cancer) in a haystack (the mass). They both said that the only sure way to tell is to open me up and take a look. If I'm operable (tumor not wrapped around a vein, cancer not spread too much etc.), they would do the Whipple, and analyze the removed pancreas. If it is not cancer, I'm lucky even tho I went through the operation, and can recuperate and go about my business. After the same frustrations that you experienced, I'm about to do that. I found a surgeon who specializes in PC, does many Whipples each year, and is obviously experienced in PC. Good luck!

Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List
Responses

*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER


Pancreas Home | Surgical | Medical | Basic Sci | Docs | Registry | FAQ | Appts | Chat

Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home | Search
Copyright © 2020 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Last Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am