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- Is she upset that the stent got blocked or the fact it took the hospital 'too long' to figure it out? A blocked stent is always a risk and can happen to any patient. Now, if the hospital is not too swift or you felt they weren't treating it seriously, then yes -- change hospitals.
- Cancer has many complications which are almost as problematic as dealing with the cancer. It's something we all hear about as risks or side effects but hope they won't happen to us. Even patients with great doctors and great hospitals can run into issues. It's just something we all have to be prepared for.
- what other treatments is she doing or considering? Assuming that she's not eligible for the whipple - then the next recourse is chemo. Some patients have been able to have a whipple later but there are no promises.
Where is she with her disease?
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