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Dr. Vasthi Wilson
22 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Surgery, chemoRT: If disease limited to abdomen (not spread) then surgical removal if possible (whipple), which could be followed by chemo and/or radiation therapy (dep ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lake
18 years experience in Radiology
Yes: The typical echogenicity of the pancreas is hyperechoic to adjacent fat. A hypoechoic mass within the pancreas can be benign or malignant. If you have ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
?: Did they get a biopsy? It can be many things but malignancy is always a possibility. Did they perform a ct scan with per a pancreatic protocol? Tha ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Two different types: Your aunt had the garden variety pancreatic cancer, your own tumor was different and it has a much better prognosis than your aunt's cancer. Ras gene ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Murdock
52 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Need more informatio: Without knowing how big the tumor was, whether margins of the tumor positive or negative for tumor cells, whether lymph nodes wre involved and whether ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
A few do: Almost all colon cancer arise in colonic polyps which start out as benign tumors. However, vast majority of benign tumor do not become malignant, e.g ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Non cancer & cancer: Benign tumors are not cancerous. They grow slowly and don't invade neighboring tissue. They do not spread to other parts of the body, and they can oft ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: Wilms' tumor is a malignant tumor of the kidney that usually occurs in childhood.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience in Dermatology
Many Types: There are more than three types of malignant tumors. A cell from any organ (liver, skin, lung, brain, blood, breast, ovary, etc) may proliferate with ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Maluccio
26 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No: Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is often fatal by 5 years unless it is caught very early. This is difficult, because early pancreatic cancer is not the norm ... Read More
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