pancreatic tumour

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pancreatic tumour

by ivor1974 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 08:31 PM

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Hello, i father went for a ct scan in september and waited six weeks to find out the results of the scan, he was told he had a tumour on his pancreas and would need to have an operation called wipples. he went in for this operation but once we returned to see my dad we were told that the tumour was too big and was wrapped around a main artuary, so the surgeon bypassed the tumour moved my dads stomach and done something with his colon. during this op they took a biopsy of the tumour.my dad had been told to expect the worst and that he only had about six months to go as pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive. my father to his credit had got his head round this fact and was being very brave, My dad has suffered in some pain but not with the so called tumour but with the operation moving his stomach. the results of the biopsy came back none cancerous so he went back and had another biopsy done, three weeks passed and i told them to phone for the result which to our surprise they came back none cancerous again. I am a little confused and worried because my father feels like he has got his life back but we have to wait another month now before he can go for another scan to see what this mass has done since his last scan.im just alittle scared that my father is getting ahead of himself and it would hit him harder if this mass was still terminal. i feel we are getting very little information from Doctors and i want to know if it is common to has two none cancerous biopsys on a tumour coming from a pancreas. And if it aint cancerous what else could it be and could it be treated. sorry if this does not make sense but i struggle to understand it all myself.

regards

ivor

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by capodad on Mon Jan 07, 2013 08:01 AM

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On Jan 06, 2013 8:31 PM ivor1974 wrote:

Hello, i father went for a ct scan in september and waited six weeks to find out the results of the scan, he was told he had a tumour on his pancreas and would need to have an operation called wipples. he went in for this operation but once we returned to see my dad we were told that the tumour was too big and was wrapped around a main artuary, so the surgeon bypassed the tumour moved my dads stomach and done something with his colon. during this op they took a biopsy of the tumour.my "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://tumour.my " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">tumour.my dad had been told to expect the worst and that he only had about six months to go as pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive. my father to his credit had got his head round this fact and was being very brave, My dad has suffered in some pain but not with the so called tumour but with the operation moving his stomach. the results of the biopsy came back none cancerous so he went back and had another biopsy done, three weeks passed and i told them to phone for the result which to our surprise they came back none cancerous again. I am a little confused and worried because my father feels like he has got his life back but we have to wait another month now before he can go for another scan to see what this mass has done since his last scan.im "" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://scan.im " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">scan.im just alittle scared that my father is getting ahead of himself and it would hit him harder if this mass was still terminal. i feel we are getting very little information from Doctors and i want to know if it is common to has two none cancerous biopsys on a tumour coming from a pancreas. And if it aint cancerous what else could it be and could it be treated. sorry if this does not make sense but i struggle to understand it all myself.

regards

ivor

Ivor , sounds to mke like you need to get a second or third opinion? Pancreas, Stomach and colon. Whipple? Hmm have you got a written diagnosis or pathology report? If you haven't already I would collect EVERY single copy of your Dad's medical records, scans (c/d's too) labs, consults(doctor notes) everything from EVERY doc visit and hospital and procedure. Then pray that the Doctors were right. Find the BEST specialist (Gastro/Hepto/Bilary/Oncon) in your area and make an appointment and go with records in hand. In the meantime what kind of tumor or cancer did they say? You might want to get online and start looking at Neuroendocrine Cancer or Carcinoid Cancer.......? Just in case, here's a link, best of luck to you and your Dad. 

http://www.caringforcarcinoid.org/neuroendocrine-cancer/panc

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by bestfriendmom on Wed Jan 09, 2013 08:17 PM

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When were first told that my mother had PC all the pathology reports came back that she did not have cancer.  It was not until after her whipple procedure that we were told without a doubt that it was cancer.  I would got a second opinion from one of the many hospitals that specialize in PC.  I have my mom at Moffitt in Tampa.  Depending on where your dad lives you will find a cancer hospital near you.  They told us that my mother would be dead within a year before I took her to Moffitt.  Since then we had three months where they could find no cancer.  Unfortunately the cancer has spread to her liver but they are not giving up.  There are many new treatments for PC and you should find a doctor who is willing to fight for your dad.  Good luck you and your family are in my prayers

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