Welcome to Cancer Chat. I'm sorry to read about your partner - I'm sure this is incredibly difficult for you both.
Unfortunately I'm unsure of the answer to your question but I'm sure the doctors will do all they can to find out what they - and you - need to know, and from there you'll be able to find out what the next steps are.
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Wishing you all the best,
Cancer Chat Moderator