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was there in 2008 was posted 06/25/2015 06:11 pm by Anonymous
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was there with my mom back in 2008. Back then it was a set protocol: registration, testing, scans, a group meeting with everyone there that day. Then finally a one-on-one meeting with a doctor and at that point the people are separated into 2 groups -- the surgical candidates and the non-surgical candidates. Then that is it. You go back home. We were in the non-surgical category and the doctor was quite grim. A doctor named Donhower. He basically said gemcitibine only and then is all. We left there despondent and then went to MD Anderson in Houston/Texas. There the chemo was more progressive and there was more hope. Death still came as it will for each and every one us, but there was hope, kindness and good people there. It made the world of difference in living life vs. waiting for death.

Peace.

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