Topic: Margin and differentiation
My Dad is distal bile duct carcinoma and had whipple operation on June. He has just finished his first chemo (gemcitabine+oxaliplatin). Generally, he tolerates the side effects well. A little bit nausea, dizzy, and low fever for a couple of days. He believes he could go through the following 3 cycle chemo and 1 cycle radiotherapy.
I have two questions hope to get helps:
1. Our oncologist doesn't give us a clear answer regarding whether Dad has a clear margin or not. The pathology is: "No cancer at duodenum incised margin, pancreas incised margin, and common bile duct incised margin. But common bile duct cut edge epithelial displays adenomatous hyperplasia along with medium-severe atypical hyperplasia."
2. My Dad is poorly differentiated. Anyone is/knows the same differentiation, and live longer than 5 year?
Thanks a lot!