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anonymous was posted 04/01/2001 09:45 am by Sonya
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I appreciate your good wishes for Dad--I'll take all of those I can get! :) Yes, those clinics are expensive, although there are several of them and this one was I think less than half of at least one other one that was out there. I do worry that after all this, it will still come back, but I don't hear very many stories of people who went with traditional therapies not having it come back. Claude's death really affected me alot, he had been very helpful to me and had given us the name of the wonderful surgeon who did Dad's whipple. I know Claude did everything by the book and while he certainly had some time after the whipple, all his chemo and radiation were not a long term solution. When Dad talked to the radiation oncologist and asked for solid proof that it would prolong his life he was told there isn't any, that was just the best they had to offer. The Doc agreed that there was no harm in trying another route. I appreciate you not perceiving my original post as an attack, as it certainly was not. This is such an awful disease and I guess I feel that any methods that either prolong life or improve the quality of life are worth looking into, although I also am very concerned about desperate people being 'suckered'.

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