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Oncologist was posted 08/29/2012 11:53 am by Jill in Va.
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I'm so sorry that your husband has been diagnosed with PC. It is a very scary diagnosis. But please know that there are some of us on this board who are surviving years from diagnosis and have a good quality of life, even with metastasis.

The first order of business is to find a good oncologist. I can't stress enough that you need someone with EXPERIENCE with pancreatic cancer. If that means going 1 hour away, you may have to do that.

And then, after hearing the initial plan, many people seek a second opinion from a well-known cancer center that focuses on pancreatic cancer. Two of the best known are MD Anderson in Houston and Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. But if you post a question on here about good cancer centers in California, I'm sure people will give you some good ideas.

Keep a copy of all medical records in a folder. When your husband gets a scan, ask for a copy to keep.

As the post above mentioned, get a PALS at Pancan. They can save you hours of research and have the latest information about pancreatic cancer. I've used them a lot.

Post here with any questions you have and we'll try to help too. Hugs, Jill

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