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My Mom has Pancreatic Cancer. Her name is Vickie. She was dx in 4/97. She had to have emergancy whipple surgery the same week. Her Tumor was the size of a grapefruit. 12 lymph nodes where removed durning the whipple and tested. 6 out of 12 where positive for cancer. After healing from the whipple she went onto have Radiation and the Chemo 5fu.5/98 Cat scan showed a spot of cancer on her liver. 2 weeks later she was in surgery again having 1/4 of her liver removed. After surgery the Doctor's wanted her to do 1 year of Chemo. She said NO WAY!!! 1/99 8 month's after liver surgery here CA-19-9 test came back the number was 3900... The Doctor did a cat scan right away. Only to find out that the cancer had returned and it was in 2 lymph nodes in her back behind the abdominal wall. She is currently on the Chemo called Gemzar. May 3rd 1999 we will have her Ca-19-9 test results to see if the Gemzar is helping her... My Mom will be 51 July 7th 1999.

Posted 04/19/1999 03:05 pm by Shannon
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