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Clay was posted 09/30/2001 07:03 pm by Lillie
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Clay PC usually moves very fast so time is important. If grandmaw is a candidate for a whipple make sure her surgeon had done many of them. I would recommend Hopkins or MD Anderson. If travel is out of the question picking the right surgeon is so important. The whipple is a very difficult surgery to perform. EB who post here often dad had the whipple in his 80s(he had his at John Hopkins) he is doing great. The surgery is no walk in the park, I don't want to mislead you here but it is grandmaws best chance for a cure. Not all that get a whipple get cured. Our dad had a whipple at 72 Dad didn't get his cure his cancer came back and dad died. Many do get their cure. Chemo and radiation should be followed by the whipple, it is my understanding the MD Anderson does chemo and radiation before the Whipple. Many patients tollerate chemo and radiation well others don't do as good. Grandmaw can always start chemo and radiation and if it makes her too sick and her quality of life sucks she can stop the treatments. I think most of us here will agree that knowledge has power so get as educated as you can and give grandmaw all the choices, but always remember 'What ever the patient decides you will stand 100% beside her' if she ops to quit treatments along the way so be it. Make sure that she gets on digestive enzymes. So many doctors over look that one important factor. PC is a disease of the digestive tract and without the proper enzymes she will miss out on so many important nutrients of her food. Welcome to the board. Hugs Lillie

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