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Mother passed was posted 03/15/2017 07:37 pm by Emily
E-mail Address: weeangel8@yahoo.com

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My Mom passed on Feb 25th. She was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in Feb 2015. The doctors was blunt and gave her 6 months. They asked her what she loved most and she said her children and grandchildren. They advised she spend the most time with them. She chose to fight and got a plan from the Huntsman Center which MISTI in Boise Idaho followed. The tumor disappeared for 3 months but came back stronger. The chemo drugs no longer worked. For two years prior to diagnosis, her general doctor treated her for what was believed to be stomach ulcers from the pain. Not until other symptoms appeared did they do any scans or ultrasounds. That is when the tumor was found. Even as ill as she was, she took care of my Dad. My siblings and I became her caretaker. Things turned bad in February and went downhill quickly. It was hard to see her suffer so badly and in such pain at times. Her body being starved from that cancer. It hurts that it couldn't have been caught sooner. In December she submitted her records to the NFPTR for research and my Dad submitted his to be a control subject, since there is no cancer in his family side. I hope research can move further ahead and earlier diagnosis be possible.

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