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It's A Nasty One was posted 04/30/1998 06:43 pm by Zgulls
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Like yourself, I also experienced frustration and irritation because the diagnosis took so long to confirm. After speaking to number of my doctor friends, reading and viewing the ultra-sounds and K-Scans I now understand. The pancreas is located deep within the body cavity and there is no way for w-rays, C-Scans or Ultra sounds to clearly and easily see the disease. It presents itself in such a way that its systoms resemble many other diseases or merely upset stomachs or minor pain. That is the nature of that nasty disease. It usually is diagnosed when it has progressed to a point that it is difficult if not impossible to control or resect effectively. My wife was examined at local hospitals as well UCLA and it was not until she was surgically opened up that the doctor confirmed the fact that she in fact had cancer. Medicine is an art, not a science. Only God knows what is really going on in the body. Find forgiveness with those who you believe did not make the accurate diagnosis early. I am certain they gave you the best information available. Good luck to you.Zgulls

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