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carcinoid tumor on pancreas

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 13, 2007
  • 04:31 AM

a family member of mine just found out she has a carcinoid tumor the size of a grapefruit on her pancreas, more specific, may be sitting just above the pancreas and liver. Her 1st diagnosis was end stage cirrhosis of the liver, then adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, but today at her oncologist appointment, he said it was not the adenocarcinoma but rather the carcinoid tumor. she is supposed to go and consult with a surgeon about removal of the tumor. they say they may not be able to remove it all, but maybe enough to slow the effects. does anyone know the survival rate of this? im really worried as she has ascites (the swelling in the abdomen) at times the size of someone 6 mths pregnant. any info would be greatly appriciated.

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