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My mother has experienced stomach and back pain for awhile, but she had lost 15 pounds in the last 2 months. She is 79. On August 1 she was admitted for tests to determine cause of pain. CAT scan and laproscopic biopsy showed a malignancy in the pancreas. The Whipple procedure was recommended, but upon opening the surgeons determined that a major vein and lymph node were involved and could not be removed so he opted to leave other organs in place to minimize her recovery time. He gave us 3-6 months and said he believed that chemo and radiation would do no good. I do not know whether to pursue these and other treatments or take his word for it.

Posted 08/17/2002 03:44 pm by Janet
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