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Surgery was posted 08/01/2016 12:46 pm by Anonymous
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I had Whipple surgery for a tumor in my pancreas that turned out to be adenocarcinoma. The tumor was in a location that was causing serious problems for me, and was deemed likely to be cancer, thus the decision to have the surgery. I was in good physical condition, age 50 at time of surgery and had no other chronic health conditions. Whipple Surgery is extensive, tough and most often a long recovery. It can be life saving, but for sure is life changing. I cannot imagine agreeing to Whipple surgery in any situation where I had a currently non cancerous tumor that was not causing any problems with my health or quality of life.

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