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phoenix was posted 06/30/2003 08:33 pm by re: radiation post whipple
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They generally radiate the area in which the removed part of the pancreas was - the pancreatic bed - to help ensure that the cancer does not return - while it is still not determined if this is indeed helpful in assuring that the pc does not return, it is insurance that most choose to 'purchase' - combinations of chemo are used where the pc is inoperable or has recurred - otherwise, the standard post-op is gemzar (sometimes with mitomycin c or leukovurin) alone and 5fu (some use the gemazar with the radiation instead of 5fu) with radiation (to effectuate the radiation) -

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