Pancreatic cancer

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Re: Pancreatic cancer

It’s not the actual size of the tumor for surgery it’s whether the tumor is wrapped around the portal vein and  can involve other veins ,sometimes if it is chemo can be given to try and shrink the tumor so a Whipple can go ahead,when I had my surgery they couldn’t tell until they opened you up where nowadays they are much more advanced in knowing before surgery,so try and take it one day at a time until you know the full story of your Mums tumor involvement.I realise how hard the waiting is for the news and results of MRI.

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Has your Mums cancer spread to any other organs that also has a bearing on whether surgery is happening.
Md
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As far as I know it's not spreaded yo different organs this was  on first MRI a week ago. The first diognose shows a possibility for Whipple surgery as doctor suggested. Hopefully things will go as I think 

 

Thank you 

Md
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May I know how old are you, my mom is almost 70 years old. 

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I had surgery in my early sixties I had a few other health issues but was reasonably active.

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Md
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Thank you for your all answers I really appreciate it. 

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That’s ok I still remember how unsettling it was for my family at that time the waiting and stress,I hope and pray it goes well for your Mum.

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Wow. Im so sorry to read all that. May god help and give us all strength through these times.
Md
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Amin. Thank you for your comment. Are you a cancer patient?

Anonymous
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Yes. I have PNET Carcinoid Syndrome.
I posted my diagnosis and im having trouble dealing with it.
David.
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