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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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