Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
150 Doctors are Online

Can my mother in law tolerate chemotherapy at 64 and has undergone Whipple procedure ?

MY mother-in law undergone whipple procedure one month ago and the Biopsy says well differentiated (GRADE II) ductal adenocarcinoma periampullary region. out of six speciment taken for biopsy all are negative for tumour except pancreatic shave margin focally positive for tumour, She is in her 64, So still chemotheraphy is required or not, i am very much doubt she can tolerate chemotheraphy that is given to all patients systematically
Asked On : Thu, 26 Apr 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  63
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Welcome to HCM,
I understand your concern, but As her pancreatic shave margin biopsy is showing positive for tumor, it is better to give her Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy both. Recent studies have confirmed the beneficial effects of Chemo radiotherapy in these types of cases.
The doctor who is treating her, would do her best, and will take his decision considering the benefits and risk due to Chemo and Radiotherapy.
Wish her the good recovery.
Answered: Thu, 26 Apr 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor