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Should the pancreas be scanned while suffering from liver cancer?

i have been diagnosed with primary liver cancer one year ago; has been ablated twice but recurred for third time 3/21/18; also now appearing was two cm lymph node which was biopsied and report says it is a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. I am being referred for chemo treatment plan. I also have cirrhosis. 2 questions; Shouldn t surgical removal of lymph node be considered first ? Should I have a pancreas scan right away? Bob
Thu, 21 Jun 2018
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I would advise you to do CT scan of upper abdomen.
Also, removal of lymph nodes followed by 6 cycles of chemotherapy is recommended.

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