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High risk distal was posted 04/29/2014 04:43 pm by Janice
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My brother should be having (quote from the surgeon) 'A very high risk distal' His tumor on the tail of his pancreas is 13.3 cm. It traveled to the spleen and now turned and is heading towards the head. The surgeon said that even though it is very high risk it is a must because he will die soon without it. My brother is skin and bones, he has a fever every day, pain in the tumor area, stomach and back. His skin is very itchy and he is becoming jaundice. He has had no traditional treatment so far, but he is having tests next week to make sure the operation can be done. His CT scan shows no METS, but he is so weak and thin as well as being 75 years old. I would like to know what anyone thinks about this high risk distal. Thank you for any opinions, Janice

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