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Susan... was posted 01/29/2013 06:09 am by Pat O.
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Sorry your doctor put a time limit on your husband's survival...he shouldn't have...it's only an opinion of one. I'm assuming you asked...I did the same thing after my husband's Whipple, and was told 'one year'...treatment or no treatment. He did have 5 weeks chemo/radiation...and went on to live 7 more years with a wonderful quality of life.

Not sure if by 'microscopic' they are talking about cancer still at the margin, or some positive lymph nodes. They always remove a block of nodes close to the tumor for testing. My husband had 5 positive for cancer. A lot of Whipple patients have positive nodes.

Either way, make an appointment asap with an oncologist to discuss treatment options. Chemo and radiation are highly recommended. It is believed that radiation enhances the effects of the chemo, and helps prevent a recurrance at the surgical site. Treatments usually start between week 6 and week 8 after surgery.

Please have hope. Wishing the both of you the very best!

Pat

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