Update on my father's issue
From looking at the reports that I was finally given access to, my father (62) now officially 1 year post whipple, the 'spot' they were watching was a soft spot on his pancreas, and they believe it might be an actual infiltrative tumor development near the mesenteric artery, but no official answer on whether it has technically penetrated the artery or spread from that area, aside from slightly enlarged lymph nodes, but no answer on if that is significant.
All other scans, all other parts of the pancreas appear okay. CA19-9 is still within normal range (his CA19-9 numbers never did really spike a lot like most people's appears to have, even pre-whipple.)
Does anyone have any experience with this kind of issue? Still looking through posts. I understand they're probably not going to do another surgery with it being near and/or infiltrating the MA. I'm assuming that if it's not infiltrating that it's probably gonna be chemo again? We got 4-5 more weeks before we find out what the oncologist and cancer board want to do, but just trying to prepare.