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Celiac block was posted 04/30/2000 04:33 pm by Ellen H
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Heather,I had the block about 2 mos. ago.Talked to an anethesiologist I work with & he gave me a recent research study on it.It showed that pts. with tumors in head of pancreas got pain relief up to 3 mos.(74% in this group)vs. pts with tumors in tail(4% in this grp).Even though my tumor is in head of pancreas,I wasn't among the lucky 74% who got relief-it didn't work for me.But don't let this discourage your mom from trying it!I have heard from others that have gotten good results.Make sure you find an anethesiologist that specializes in pain & has done these before.It's worth a try!Good luck.Ellen H

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