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How to get docs' attention was posted 01/27/2018 11:45 pm by John1121
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Nicole46, I am crying for you!

How horrible to be treated this way.

I wish I had the answer, but I don't. Maybe part of the answer is to report them to a state medical board for disciplinary action or revocation of their licenses, so that it doesn't happen to others.

But, trying to turn this lemon into lemonade, where there any symptoms that you had that might be shared with others so that they can get early detection?

My prayers are with you.

John 1121

PS ~ I was diagnosed in mid-November. I went in thinking that I was having a kidney stone problem (a friend just had one, so there was that power of suggestion) or perhaps gall bladder problems -- 3 of my family members have had theirs removed.

But, instead, pancreatic cancer was found with a CA 19-9 of nearly 35,000. The surgeon and oncologist that I later got on my team were both ashen white when they relayed this information. I am undergoing chemo and will soon be re-scanned to see if the tumor is shrinking to the point where it might be surgically removed. Early detection would have been great.......

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