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Whipple surgery info was posted 08/02/2016 07:41 am by Anonymous
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I had a whipple but did not know I had adenocarcinoma until after the surgery. MRI, mrcp both abnormal.EUS with fine néedle aspiration was atypical but inclusive. They incidentally found neoplasms during the surgery. Whipple is a horrible surgery. I can no longer work. I have to take 25+ pills a day to manage digestion, absorption and chronic diarrhea. Your digestive system will never be the same so eating, gaining weight and elimination will most likely be a problem. I am not saying no to surgery but stressing to learn the facts about your possible post surgical life. I would highly recommend you see a sub specialist in ipmn, get an mrcp (it's non invasive) then a EUS (day surgery). Good luck. I pray you never have to deal with this or any other cancer. It's a beast.

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