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New Here. Dad's sick was posted 03/30/1999 02:04 pm by Micky
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Hi, I am Micky. My Dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. They said he had 3 mets to the liver, I think they meant metasticis, I am not sure. They wanted to do surgery, my dad said no because he never was in the hospital since he was born, he is 57. They wanted to do Chemotherapi on him, he said no because he was scared of it and the doctors and nurses said that they could not guarantee anything. What are his real options. If he changes his diet, will that help? He drinks very little alcohol, only with a rare occasion . He drinks alot of coffee, with nothing in it, and loves coffee cake with everything. I found this chat room after searching alot of others. Should he take the Chemotherapi or the surgery. We don't know what to do, he is not convinced that he is really sick, he feels that if he stays home fotr a week or 2 it should clear up. He is a financial planner for a private company and he feels it is from stress and that if he takes time ff from work, it shuld get better. We don't know much about this disease, the doctor wnted to do surgery immediately, but dad thought that the doctor was trying to make a sale. What is necesaary to get rid of it and what is the best type of treatment. I am 24 now, so I don't know what the pancreas really does except make insalin. Any help would be greatful. Thank you, Micky

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