Metastasis to neck lymph node

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Metastasis to neck lymph node

by FDoug on Mon Aug 26, 2013 09:16 PM

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Whipple in June 2011. Sympton free until felt lump on left Lymph node on neck 2 weeks ago. Needle biopsy showed cancer. CT Scan showed no other tumors. CA-19 is 14.5. Start Folferax chemo regimen this Tuesday (8/27). Stats I've been able to find indicate a 3-5% probability of matastasis to neck lymph node. Anybody had or know of similar metastasis path and what was experience?

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by Harts on Wed Aug 28, 2013 04:04 PM

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Sorry don't have an answer for you. But I'm mostly sorry that you have to deal with the beast again. Think positive, you can beat it . Prayers sent up for you.

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by Sdurnell on Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:20 PM

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Doug,

Just wondering whether it was confirmed as pancreatic cancer for sure?  It's not uncommon for head and neck cancers to show up first in a neck node, and not unheard of to find no primary.  That was the case with my cancer.

Susan

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by Ravensara on Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:07 PM

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I experienced such a metastasis 3 1/2 years ago.  I underwent radiation and have been taking a maintenance chemo pill - Tarceva.  The treatment killed my thyroid and I must take levothyroxin o treat that.  I currently have no other evidence of disease and my Dr. thinks if I remain disease free for 2 more years I may be able to stop taking Tarceva.

I didn't see what form of cancer you have.  Hope this helps answer your question.

Jackie

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by FDoug on Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:41 AM

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Thanks for replies....getting foferonox and dealing with low platelets issues, but treating than and remain hopeful

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