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by gazalymo on Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:00 AM
by brotzdesart on Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:00 AM
Ampullary cancer is not the same as panacreatic cancer. Doctors are beginning to think that ampullary cancer is related to intestinal cancers. Your cure rate or survival rate depends on the pathology of your tumor. I would have your oncologist explain the pathology report. He or she can also explain chances of recurrence and survival rate. Your report sounds pretty good, but I would educate myself as much as I can.
Although it is not a pancreatic cancer, it has been lumped in with them. www.pancan.com is a good website and you can call them (their number is posted on the site). They have more information on ampullary cancer than anywhere else I have been. Also check out www.pubmed.com for the most up to date articles on ampullary cancer.
by joytothe_world on Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:00 AM
On 1/19/2008 gazalymo wrote:I'm 22 years old, and i just had a whipple opeartion 4 month ago. I had ampullary cancer, it sound uncommon, yah my dr's were shocked due to my age, also due to my health, im a healthy men and i never got sick in my life this is the frist thing poped up in my life. I had 14 lymp nodes removed none of them were cancers and they were free of tumors. My dr told me that i had a stage 1 ampullary cancer., and i did not need to go for chemo or radiation. Is ampullary cancer the same as pancreatic cancer or not, whats the difference?I was just wondering after this kind of operation can you be cured, is their any chance of recurrence? what is the survivale rate after being diagonsed for stage 1?Please any one who more information about this type of cancer could get me any helpfull infromation on it. thanks
I was DX ampullary CA when I was 41. I was a healthy woman, never smoke nor drink.Had my whipple 17 years ago. Had no chemo or radiation. So far there is no recurrence on my part but I am diabetic so this is my otherr concern. Now its 17 years, I am the living proof. I thank God for the miracle.
Whipple took part of my tummy, pancreas & duodenum.
Background: Ninety percent of ampullary tumors are adenocarcinomas.Tumors originate from ductal epithelial cells and usually invade into the substance of the pancreas. In more advanced disease states, peripancreatic tissue and the adventitia of large neighboring vessels, such as the superior mesenteric and portal veins, may be involved.Lymph nodes metastases are present in as many as half of patients. Pericanalicular lymph nodes usually are the first to be involved. Nodes along the superior mesenteric, gastroduodenal, common hepatic, and splenic arteries, as well as the celiac trunk, are the second station of lymph nodes.
by gazalymo on Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:00 AM
Thanks for your reply, i was just wondering are you following any cancer nutrition diet if you do please send me some information about it, thanks again for your reply hop to hear from you again.
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