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My husband Dave was dx with pc Dec./97 At age 47, when they attempted Whipples, but due to the tumor at the head of the pancreas that was wrapped around the portal vein ,they could not remove the cancer. Then he was offered Gemcitibine(Gemzer) and then 6 weeks of radiation , which helped reduce the tumor , but then the search was onto find a Doc to re-operate, Which in Canada was not easy, But we lucked out and found out about a DR.Norman Kneateman in Edmonton, Canada. So he did a whipples and took out the cancer, which had shrunk away from the portal vein . That surgery was done in Nov./98, and he is doing reasonably well, but does have some problems, but he is here and for that we are thank-ful.Thanks to John Hopkins for this chat line.

Posted 02/13/2000 08:00 pm by Elsie
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