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DEBORAH C



I'm a woman, at age 49, was diagnosed with a MCN mucinous cystic neoplasm on the body and tail of my pancreas via a EUS-FNA done at UCLA in January, 2006.

Advised to have it out within 2 weeks to 2 months. They performed a distal panc./splen. in March, 2006, and found it had not spread or metatsized. However, had a difficult recovery due to vacine given day before surgery causing flu like symptoms after surgery for days and two weeks later had a pleural effusion and pneumonia and rehospitalized for another week. I have short stamina of 6 hrs daily, tire easily. It was a very difficult surgery for me.

I'm grateful to the wonderful physicians at UCLA who basically saved my life. I'll be monitored for recurrence every 6 months and hopefull never have to fight the battle most of you are fighting.,I'm very interested in research, all areas, but not particulary with MCNs.



Posted 06/21/2006 06:39 am by DEBORAH C
E-mail Address: debdeb2080@hotmail.com

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