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Wait 'n See... my .02 cents was posted 08/23/2014 08:31 pm by Anonymous
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I've been on this board for a long time. A very long time. Nearly everyone who comes here, as a patient dies. I hate to be so blunt, but it's true. My loved one died and we lose people all the time to this beast of a disease. My opinion about ''wait 'n see'' with PC is that you're sitting on time bomb. If you're healthy enough now, not compromises with any other medical issues then get the distal. This disease is almost never caught early enough for surgery, let alone a cure. The word ''cured'' as defined by the Am. Cancer Society is 5 years cancer free. It doesn't matter if you die of cancer at 5 years, 180 days because you made it 5 years cancer free. To me ''cured'' means the cancer is gone forever. I would get a second opinion at a large cancer specilaty hospital that specialized in NET cancer.

Also, Michael-PA is our residential NET expert. His wife has been battling NETs for 7-8 years. The last I heard he was in Basel, Switzerland with his wife for her to receive specialized treatment. Michael is amazing for his research, perseverance and will to do the very best for his wife, no matter what it takes. Do a search for his name and you'll see his email if you wish to contact him. He is a wealth of information.

You have a real chance here to take care of this and do very well and not risk the unknown. I don't think anyone here, with all we have seen, would ever recommend the wait 'n see approach. As I see it, all you'd be waiting for would not be anything good.

I wish you well.

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