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Treat the Beast as Aggressivel was posted 03/31/2011 09:04 am by Anonymous
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Our close friend here did have the standard of care with PC with whipple, chemo & radiation at same time and then more chemo. He has been cancer free since, working full-time, losing weight for a bit only because he was exercising too much each day!! With two different cancers in our family, the doctors always approached it with giving what was thought to be standard of care upfront as in most cases your body overall will never be as strong again so go for it. PC 'is not like' most other cancers given the high rate of return so really the possibility of secondary effects must be judged in that particular light. One thing to allay your fears of radiation might be to go for a second or even third opinion on what, how much and where it would be recommended. About all you can do is to get full information and then make the decision that feels right for you.

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