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My aunt Marian passed away about 10 years from pancreatic ca. She wasundiagnosed for months before doctors figured out what was going on and at the end, was in extreme pain. My mother was just diagnosed in February of 2000 with pancreatic cancer. Hers too had spread too far for any hope of cure, and at her age of 82 opted for no treatment-just to be kept comfortable. These two ladies were sisters. Neither smoked,drank alcohol or had any known risk factors that I have read about. The only possible link might be that my mother had breast cancer 5 years ago and is in remission from that. I understand there may be some link between breast and pancreatic cancers if a mutated BRCA2 gene is involved. This is not going to be an easy journey. The family is completely supportive of my mom and our mission is to care for her and keep her as comfortable as humanly possible with this progression.

Posted 04/06/2000 10:56 pm by Carol
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