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Pancreas Cancer

Whipple/Chemo was posted 12/30/2007 11:52 pm by Anonymous
E-mail Address: mab41209@hotmail.com

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I began chemo 4 weeks after my whipple. My doctors, in their words, are going for the cure. Just in case some of those pesky cells broke away they want to make sure they got them. I had a mass at the head of my pancreas and it blocked the common bile duct, Stage IIa. After diagnosis on 27 Apr 07, I had my surgery on 11 May. I got back to work 4 weeks later, started my chemo 1x/week for 3 weeks on and 1 week off, then chemo- continuous flow- and radiation, then back to chemo for an additional 9 weeks. I finished on 29 Nov. I was prepared for everything and anything that could happen. I breezed through it! I even felt guilty since I didnít have major issues. I didnít lose my hair, didnít have mouth sores, didnít vomit, had/have diarrhea but I think that is due to the whipple and all of the readjustment of my plumbing. I'm currently and plan to stay this way, cancer free. You want to know all, but everyone is different. Read the stuff, but donít think that your husband will react the same. Good luck to the both of you.

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