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Pancreas CancerWait 'n See... my .02 cents was posted 08/23/2014 08:31 pm by Anonymous
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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