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advice was posted 10/01/2001 02:30 am by Shari
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Hi - I agree with most of what the others have posted - except that you didn't make it clear - whether your grandmother is a candidate for the surgery - only 9% of pc patients are candidates for the surgery - if she is, then the decision must be made - whether to do it, or not - but if she isn't a candidate, then it needn't occupy your time - but since it is the only potential for a cure for pc, you would probably be wise to check it out - depending on where you are in the country, there are some hospitals and doctors that specialize in pc - and can offer your best options - if your grandmother's will to live is strong, there are definitely areas to explore - my Mom is 71 and will, hopefully, if all goes well, be undergoing a whipple in approx. 2 weeks at JH. If/when you get more detailed info., bring it to the Board and everyone will be able to more specifically direct you. Good luck - this isn't easy for the person diagnosed or those who love them - hang in there - the folks on this Board are rather exceptional in their knowledge, understanding, sharing of information and overall compassion. You have found a good place. Shari.

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