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8cm Pancreatic tumor- prognosi was posted 06/20/2018 01:32 pm by Angie
E-mail Address: angie.ayala10@gmail.com

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Hi there, my grandmother- age 71, relatively healthy throughout her life, (diabetic); was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with pancreatic cancer. She currently lives in Mexico, after 2 failed endoscopic attempts to place a stent to drain some fluid and obtain a biopsy to stage her cancer, went through a 3rd surgery this morning, where the doctors tried a 3rd surgery. Unfortunately they were not able to do much, due to the size of the tumor. They identified that the size was now around 8cm. Starting at the head of pancreas, which is obstructing areas of the stomach and intestines.

The doctors notified us that based on their findings, the only option is to keep her stable, and manage the pain that they forshadow occurring within the next few days.

My questions, due to the size of the mass, is this the best prognosis? Anything that me or my family should know about, ask or comment on?

We are preparing ourselves for the worst, the doctors have now shared that its only a matter of time before she passes. Anything that we can do to support my grandmother? Things that we should expect?

Blessings and appreciation

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