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Early detection can work

Today, 14 May 2019 makes 4 years since I received the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

I saw Dr Shah, my oncologist and then had a late breakfast at Bob Evans.

The labs and CT scan show I continue to be free of recurrence.

I felt something was off and got to the doctor. 7 1/2 weeks after the 1st visit I had a diagnosis of a Stage IB tumor confined to the head of the pancreas. It took a second biopsy during an ERCP on 10 May to replace the bile duct stents, places 24 April, that had collapsed. The 1st biopsy was inconclusive.

My main symptom was painless jaundice and all that entailed.
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15695260 tn?1549593113
This is late but wanted to thank you for this post and congratulate you on success in early detection.  We are beyond happy for you and wish you always the best of health.  

Here is a link for others if they need information on how to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer or to test for it in general. https://www.webmd.com/cancer/pancreatic-cancer/pancreatic-cancer-diagnosis
You're welcome. Dr Shah has decided I'm doing so well that monitoring will be labs ebey six months and CT scan once a year. :)
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