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My tumour

Postby RoyBoy » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:27 am

Hi all,
I posted on here a few weeks ago that I had my Whipples op in late April and I am making steady recovery and progress. I walked a mile to my Doctors surgery yesterday and then back home again so I am pleased.I have received my consultants letter where he discusses my tumour that he removed. He says it was 3.5cm in the head of my pancreas and that of the thirteen lymph nodes he removed only one was involved by cancer. He says the tumour should be classified as a pt3 N1 MX. Does anyone know what this means ?

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Re: My tumour

Postby J_T » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:46 am

Hi Roy, sounds like you are doing great, long may it continue!

Not sure if you mean the TNM grading system? Read more here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNM_stagin ... parameters

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Re: My tumour

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:50 am

Well done Julia!