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Presently I am a 58 year old female. July 1998 I was quickly diagnosed with
pancreatic cancer after about a week of abdominal discomfort and then 2 days
of jaundice. Four days after the diagnosis I had the Whipple procedure which
completely removed the tumor, and thankfully there were clean margins and no
lymph node involvement. There were absolutely no complications and I had a
good recovery. In October 1998 I began 5 weeks of radiation along with 6
"pushes" of 5FU. I was very fortunate as there were no
complications or side effects to either therapy. I was able to work
throughout the entire time. Now, two years later, I am cancer free, and the
physicians certainly keep a good check on my health. I feel very fortunate
to have outstanding surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists who take
excellent care of me. They, plus family, prayers, a good attitude and
unbounded determination, have gotten me through the immense, constant
challenge of pancreatic cancer.
Posted 09/29/2000 10:49 am by ANN
E-mail Address: Phill1704@aol.com
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