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Discussion BoardWayne was posted 02/10/2002 07:41 pm by Lillie
Wayne, I am so sorry to hear this news and I wish you the very best of
outcome. Our dad had a whipple in October of 2000. My best piece of advise
to you is to do the chemo and radiation after your surgery.
Adenocarconima(sp) is a very aggresive cancer. Our dad had that type of
cancer. Dads cancer was 1 cm with no lymph node involvement. Dad decided
since he had no lymph node involvement he wouldn't do the chemo and
radiation. Dads cancer returned. They say hind site is 20/20 and it
certainly is. Dad lived to regret his decision. You are going through a
pretty bad surgery because you want to LIVE don't do part of the treatment,
do the full regmine. Give yourself the very best chance of living the rest
of your normal life. Make sure you have a skilled surgeon to perform this
surgery, one that has done many of them and see an oncologist and radiologist
ASAP after the surgery. We are all here to support you with the knowledge we
have gleaned along our way. Hugs Lillie
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