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What a relief! was posted 06/30/2000 01:30 pm by Yvonne
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You know I told you yesterday about our struggles to come to a decision about the type of treatment best for Mom. Either the standard chemo/rad or the clinical trial using direct injections of radioisotopes. Well, I feel much more confident now. I just took Mom to the surgeon for her follow-up visist after the bypasses. She's doing great. But he also said she was the topic of conversation at this weeks tumor conference, where they discuss difficult tumor cases. And apparently the clinical trial was mentioned. Our surgeon-the one doctor we have complete confidence in-actually sounded excited about the trial. He even asked for copies of the protocal I pulled off the Web because they may try to get permission to do the protocol at their hospital. They were not familiar with the trial but Dr Wyatt said it just made sense. They were already using radioisotopes with some success for other hard to treat tumors-so why not a localized pancreatic tumor. Although Mom still hasnt decided for sure yet, I think she's going to go for the clinical trial. I think Dr Wyatt's enthusiasm will help her to feel confident in her decision.

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