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your Grandfather was posted 03/05/2001 02:57 am by e.b.
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My Father is the same age as your Grandfather, and he just had the Whipple almost 2 weeks ago. His recovery is slow, but improving. Still sore in the belly, where the incision is. To answer your question, it is very normal to follow-up this surgery w/ chemo & radiation. Even if there were no lymph nodes involved. It is done to prevent any positive nodes from spreading. PC is a very aggressive cancer, and has a high rate of recurrence. Please seek out a very good Oncologist. That is what were are doing right now. You should wait atleast 6 weeks post Whipple to begin some sort of treatment. This too will be a tough hurdle to get past, but hopefully worth it in the long run.

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