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Whipple was posted 04/30/2004 12:12 pm by Beth in Alabama
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I would suggest that you search for the most experienced Whipple surgeon in your region of the country for a consult. Be very open and honest with the surgeon about your expectations of life quality. Mom my and a dear friend were both dx with PC in the same week. Though not consulting with each other over treatment, they both wound up at the same research hospital with the same surgeon. When we met with the surgeon we were very frank about not wanting to do the Whipple if this was not the best quality solution for mom. She was determined inoperable. Her friend, however was determined to be a candidate and had the Whipple. This was 7 months ago. Both my mom and her friend are still with us today. My mom is really battling right now. Her friend is doing so much better. Its a rough road either way. But I do think the Whipple is the only chance for a cure. So if your mom is determined a candidate (and I believe only about 15% are), I would do it. It is at least worth pursuing. God be with you, -Beth

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