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Wayne was posted 02/10/2002 07:41 pm by Lillie
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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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