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whipple recovery was posted 01/29/2013 12:34 pm by anonymous
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Some people I've read take close to a year if not more of recovery time. The sad part is it leaves the patient vulnerable to the rampant spread of this disease. I often wonder why other non-surgical options are not explored or offered before plunging into this type of surgery. I've just read on this site of someone whose tumor was necrozed with chemo alone and liver mets vanishing from chemo alone. So why is there this urgency to perform the whipple? I guess you take that chance of the operation coming off clean with nothing coming back at you but it is just unbelievable that people with pc who are not candidates for the whipple are living longer than some who do get the whipple. That in itself just make you want to really evaluate diving into surgery. IMO.

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