It’s not the actual size of the tumor for surgery it’s whether the tumor is wrapped around the portal vein and can involve other veins ,sometimes if it is chemo can be given to try and shrink the tumor so a Whipple can go ahead,when I had my surgery they couldn’t tell until they opened you up where nowadays they are much more advanced in knowing before surgery,so try and take it one day at a time until you know the full story of your Mums tumor involvement.I realise how hard the waiting is for the news and results of MRI.
As far as I know it's not spreaded yo different organs this was on first MRI a week ago. The first diognose shows a possibility for Whipple surgery as doctor suggested. Hopefully things will go as I think
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