Thx so much. I will get back to you. I have to go out now.
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Wow, thanks so much for this very detailed reply. I am so very sorry to read about what you have gone through. I don't believe the Drs. want to remove my tumour. I had a special blood test done recently to see if it is cancer and it came back negative. I have a throbbing pain in that area constantly and wonder if it is scar tissue from having my gall bladder removed many years ago. I just don't know what to think at this point. The pain starts at the centre of my chest sometimes. I think maybe the Lyrica is helping with this pain. It is too soon yet to know for sure. I am going to ask my Dr. to send me back to the Gastroenterologist that found the tumour in the first place to see what he thinks. He did send me to another specialist who put me out and took a sample of the tumour, but the hospital lost it. That was a few years ago. This pain comes and goes and has nothing to do with food etc. I just don't know what else to do at this point. I have a hard time breathing sometimes, the pain is so bad. I will keep in touch with you and if I have any other questions, I will ask you. Thanks again Gary. Your input is very much appreciated. Clorey
Thanks so much for this info. I did have a blood test done that came back negative for cancer. I am going to go to this website and read what they say about NET tumours. I know mine is an neuroendocrine tumour and the cancer Dr. said that there is less than 1% chance of it ever becoming cancer. I am relieved but still have the pain. I will get back to you when I find out more. Thanks again Colleen.
Thanks for this info. I will keep you posted as to my progress. First I am going to ask my Dr. to send me back to the Gastroenterologist I have seen many times before to see what he has to say. I see there is a special blood test that can be done. I will let you know. Thanks again.
Thanks so, so much for your reply. The tumour is an endocrine tumour like Aretha Franklin had (which really scares me). I will check out the site you have listed for me about tumours. I am really scared about this as the pain is really bad sometimes. My Dr. has had me on Lanzaprazole, Baclofen and now Lyrica. I have only been on Lyrica for one week now, so I don't really know if it is helping me. This Dr. is just an Md, but she sent me to a surgeon who did an ultrasound, cat scan and endoscopy and found nothing wrong except I have a hiatal hernia and this tumour which I found out about 11 years ago. Do you think maybe the hernia is causing my pain? I am overweight and I am 77 years old. Getting old is the pitts. Please write back to me and thanks again. Clorey
I had a number of tests done lately to find out what this pain I am having is about. I went to a cancer Dr. and she told me that the chances of this tumour ever becoming cancer is less than 1%. Is this true? The tumour is in the head of my pancreas and has not changed in 11 years. Just need some reassurance as I still have so much pain in my chest and stomach thanks very much