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Susan was posted 12/31/1997 11:02 am by evaj
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From what I know(I have pancreatic cancer), adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, the most common tumor, progresses very quickly, so if you've had these symptoms since '94, that's unlikely. But there are other tumors, more rare. In your place I would chuck all the local people and look for a well known diagnostic facility. The one I know is the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I was there with my husband and was amazed how wonderful they are, how well organized and how compassionate, from the physician who coordinates your whole diagnostic procedure to the lowest receptionist. You should have with you all the documents you can get from the tests and procedures you already had, but they will stFrom what I know(I have pancreatic cancer), adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, the most common tumor, progresses very quickly, so if you've had these symptoms since '94, that's unlikely. But there are other tumors, more rare. In your place I would chuck all the local people and look for a well known diagnostic facility. The one I know is the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I was there with my husband and was amazed how wonderful they are, how well organized and how compassionate, from the physician who coordinates your whole diagnostic procedure to the lowest receptionist. You should have with you all the documents you can get from the tests and procedures you already had, but they will start from scratch anyway. Their fees are very reasonable, compared to other large institutions (most comprehensive insurances cover them) and there is inexpensive housing nearby. An average diagnostic workup takes about 3 days. If you decide oFrom what I know(I have pancreatic cancer), adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, the most common tumor, progresses very quickly, so if you've had these symptoms since '94, that's unlikely. But there are other tumors, more rare. In your place I would chuck all the local people and look for a well known diagnostic facility. The one I know is the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. I was there with my husband and was amazed how wonderful they are, how well organized and how compassionate, from the physician who coordinates your whole diagnostic procedure to the lowest receptionist. You should have with you all the documents you can get from the tests and procedures you already had, but they will start from scratch anyway. Their fees are very reasonable, compared to other large institutions (most comprehensive insurances cover them) and there is inexpensive housing nearby. An average diagnostic workup takes about 3 days. If you decide on Mayo the number to start with is 507 266-5800. Don't waste any more time. If it's not Mayo, I'm sure there are other places with good reputations. God bless and guide you.

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