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Have pancreatic cancer. Should we go for Whipple surgery?

Hi, my name is Sheila from mom has been diagnosed of pancreatic cancer last month.She undergo, ultrasound, CA19-9 & CT Scan ..her doctor said that, 95% she has a pancreatic cancer & the only possible cure is to undergo Whipple surgery but the doctor also warned us about the complication it will brought after. Based on the size of the tumor , the physician said that it was a stage 2 pancreatic cancer & there is still no evidence of lymphadenopathy as ct scan result.We wanted to prolong our mothers life but we are too afraid with the risk..Please help us to decide & give us more information about Pancreatic cancer & treatment. Thanks a lot.
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
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the treatment for pancreatic cancer is SUrgery. any type of operation can give complication. In one way she is lucky to undergo surgery. so after proving the cancer diagnosis, if she is fit for surgery, go ahead with surgery without any hesitation - because it is the treatment . if she is not fit for surgery other options are radiotherapy and or chemotherapy.
Answered: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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