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slc was posted 05/31/2002 12:13 pm by Shari
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My Mom is seeing an oncologist at MSK, too - though I took her to Baltimore, to JH, for the whipple - the oncologist she has been seeing at MSK is no longer there (she left last week, unfortunately), but she is scheduled to see another one there from here on - I can't really understand why they haven't checked his blood work -

I must say though, that the most common blood test for pancreatic cancer, the CA 19-9, is truly not a reliable indicator, but is worthwhile to check - if you want to provide your email address, I will give you the name of the oncologist my Mom will now be using at MSK and perhaps you can make an appointment with him - surely though, it is very worthwhile to inquire further -

Do you know what kind of pancreatic cancer your Dad has/had - because regarding chemo/radiation post whipple, part of that depends on the type of pc - some types do not benefit from post-whipple chemo - and if he had one of those types, then that would be a very good reason why he was not offered any chemo after the surgery - although some surgeons still don't recommend chemo even with adenocarcinoma -

Perhaps you may want to check with a regular gastroenterologist, as they are the specialists of digestive disorders, to start with - so that if it is the pc, or something else, they will be able to find it (hopefully) - and you can tell your Dad that he should see a gastroenterologist because eventhough the surgeon walks on water, he knows pc and maybe it is something else - that way, your Dad will likely be willing to go to the gastro-doc and the gastro-doc will be able to tell if it is something else or the pc.

I wish you the best, Shari.

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