I have a pancreatic muccinous cyst and have been advised to have it removed because it could become cancerous. I would have a laparoscopy and Whipples Resection.
I am 71 years old and in good health at the moment. However I am concerned that this operation could be of detriment to my general health in the long term. As it seems to be such a serious operation I cannot decide whether to have it done or to hope for the best that it does not become cancerous.
Can anyone give me some advice as to the recovery time/after effects of operation. Has anyone refused this operation and taken the risk of the cyst becoming cancerous?
I'm currently awaiting my biopsy of my pancreatic cyst which will be on Tuesday so I can understand your fear. If they tell me mine could possibly turn cancerous i'd tell them to take it out ASAP but I am only 32 years old. I know that my mother had a laproscopy to take out her gallbladder and she had almost no down time and now no visible scar because they make very small incisions during that procedure.
I just did some reading and the best thing to do seems to be to go to a hospital that has done a lot of these procedures as they have a much lesser rate of mortality. I know that doesn't sound happy, it says the average hospital time is 14 days.