Question regarding “dead” tumor
I’ve read several posts mentioning dead tumors and was wondering how do you know it’s dead and what treatment did you receive. My husband was diagnosed with an inoperable 3cm pancreatic tumor in March 2023. He had 9 rounds of fulfirinox and has had 4 rounds of gemzar/abraxane with the fifth scheduled for Monday. His last scan showed the tumor has shrunk and appears to be stable and his ca19-9 is 202. Since his tumor is inoperable it seems to me that if it were dead that would be almost as good as surgery. But I just don’t know enough about this and was hoping someone would share their story. Thank you.