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    bmaler asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    What to expect from a CT Scan result? Stage III Pancreatic Cancer - Chemo treatments finished.

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      FreeBird

      They can use it to take a peek at what's happening with your tumor(s), for better or worse, to help assess the efficacy of your treatments, see what you're dealing with at this point in time, and help make decisions on where to go from here.

      http://imaging.cancer.gov/patientsandproviders/cancerimaging/ctscans
      http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/pancreatic/Patient/page1/AllPages

      Were they giving you Gemzar for all your chemo?
      Good luck with your results.

      about 4 years ago
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      GregP_WN

      I had a CT scan on the last lymph nodes that came swelling up in my neck. Was told by my primary care dr. thats all he would need to decide to do a biopsy. (I wanted the biopsy right now) After the scan, the reading from the radiology dept. said it was "non impressive". Then we done the biopsy, turned out to be malignant. The scan is helpful, I've had a ton of them,but not the final word sometimes. but it does great showing how the tumors shrink.

      about 4 years ago
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      Madison

      my husband, who just finished treatments is scheduled to have a CT scan every 3 months to monitor for tumor growth or swelling. hopefully, he won't have any of that, and hopefully yours too will be good results

      about 4 years ago
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    Hi pporterpk,

    I too have pancreatic cancer, Stage IIB - whipple surgery in Feb and now six months of chemo (Gemzair). What chemo drug are you taking? No radiation for me - my oncologist tells me radiation yields minimal results if any.

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      How was Whipple surgery? My pancreas is growing around blood vessels which will add hours to the surgery time. Trying to shrink the tumor with chemo before having the Whipple surgery.

      over 4 years ago
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