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    Posted: Jun 25 2020 at 12:11pm
hi my mom is just wondering she saw her doctor today for appointment. She finished chemo 3 weeks ago and going for surgery in a week. When he examined her he said the tumour shrunk and bed of the tumour remained what does that mean ?
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I'm not a medical expert, but to me it means he physically examined her and noticed some of the tumor (the base) remaining.  I'm not sure they really know 100% until surgery and remove the tumor to see if any of it is remaining or if chemo achieved a complete response.
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ok thanks you probably know more than me if itís just the base left does that mean it shrunk a decent amount ?
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Tumor Size

Neoadjuvant therapy reduces the size of the primary tumor for most patients. Size can usually be determined by palpation in patients with a minimal treatment response. However, tumors that have undergone a marked response are more difficult to palpate. The reason for the change in palpability is secondary to marked softening of the tumor stroma, the quality of the desmoplastic response, and changes in cellularity. In addition, a decrease in blood flow, as frequently detected by magnetic resonance imaging, could contribute to a change in the firmness of the carcinoma. In cases of a marked or complete response, it may not be possible to identify the original tumor site (tumor bed) by gross examination.



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11/10 Recur IM node, Gem,Carb,Iniparib 12/10,MRI NED 2/11,IMRT Radsx40,CT NED11/13,MRI NED3/15

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