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yes was posted 02/25/2015 01:30 pm by Joe's ReBecca
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My husband had it. He had the Whipple in June 2010. In spring of 2011, there was a new tumor on the tail of the pancreas. They tried to do surgery in June 2011, however, during surgery he bled too much and they had to close him back up. They said they would try stereotactic radiation. That was done in July 2011. It did stop the growth of the tumor. He also had chemo about 2 months after the radiation. He passed in July 2012, not due to tumor growth, but with issues of digestion. His intestines were badly scarred. They are not sure if it was from the stereotactic radiation OR the handling of the intestines during the Whipple. As far as a result of the stereotactic radiation- he had very few side effects and it did deaden the tumor. Done at Johns Hopkins with Dr. Joseph Herman.

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