Re: my niece has a pancreas tumor why can't they remove the pancreas?
They can remove the pancreas, and the patient becomes a brittle diabetic. However the most comman surgery to remove the tumor is the whipple. The two hospitals in the states who really specialized in whipples where the surgery was pioneered and perfected are Johns Hopkins in Baltimore and MD Anderson in Houston. If you choose a surgeon, pick one who does a high number of whipples a year at a high volume hospital.
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