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your mom was posted 03/01/2003 12:10 am by Kori
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I am going through the exact same thing as you. My 64 year old mom was diagnosed in Nov. Her tumor is unoperable as well. Only 5% of PC patients are eligible for surgery. Jan.-Feb. my mom went through chemo. and radiation. I have read about many different treatments in this chat room. I guess the course of treatment varies according to who your oncologist is. We are in Visalia, CA and are limited on choices. My parents did not seek a second opinion after spending the whole month of Nov. at USC. They basically are taking their chances with treatment in our hometown. It is frustrating not getting the BEST TREATMENT available. My mom had a 'bypass' to alleviate the jaundice and nausea. It helped with that. She is unable to eat 'normally' and has a feed bag that she receives intravenously through a 'port line' in her chest for nutrition. I have taken a leave of absence from my teaching position to help out with my mom. It was the best decision I ever made! I wanted to respond to your message to let you know that you have support and prayers coming your way... Kori

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