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If it is the whipple, and you have ???no signs of cancer anywhere and nothing to biopsy, I would also hesitate at your age.
The whipple is a very difficult surgery. My mother was 67 when she was diagnosed, and part of me was relieved that she didn't have to go through the surgery.
Do you have family who will be able to care for you in the future, to assist with any complications?
However, there are a couple posters whose spouses had the whipple at your age and are still living and thriving years later. A lot depends on your health, personal drive/desires, and support network?
What is your gut telling you?
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