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Old 02-18-2008, 01:33 AM   #1
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Question pancreatic cancer

i was told that i have pancreatic cancer feb 15 the dr want to take out my hole pancreas he said that the cancer is in 3 spots head tail and body. i am trying to be brave have two small kids and i am only 27 year old scared out of my mind would love for someone to tell me just what to look forword to will i live to see my kids grow up dont now how to handle what is happing to me .my husband is trying so hard to be strong for me but i am just so mad sad and scaerd all at the same time thanks

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Old 02-18-2008, 05:54 AM   #2
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Re: pancreatic cancer

Hi. I am so sorry you are going through this. I just lost my mom September 28, 2007 after a 3 1/2 year battle with pancreatic cancer. Please get a second opinion. John Hopkins in Baltimore, MD is tops in the country for this dreaded cancer. If you do a search under Johns Hopkins pancreatic cancer, you will get a link to their message boards. This will put you in touch with people fighting the same fight. Their is also an organization called PanCan who can also offer you information. Most surgeons don't like to remove the entire pancreas because this will make you an instant diabetic. The insulin in the body is produced by the pancreas. Wanda

Old 03-27-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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Re: pancreatic cancer

MD Anderson in texas is also great with pancreatic cancer. You should go to a major cancer center near you and get another opinion. Hopkins is really great.

Old 03-28-2008, 02:41 AM   #4
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Re: pancreatic cancer

I am so sorry to hear about your diagnosis. It is exceptionally rare for someone so young to get Pancreatic Cancer. You are the same age as me so it must feel so unfair.

If you don't mind talking about your diagnosis. Did you have any symptoms and what tests were done for the diagnosis to be made?

Is the Cancer just in the Pancreas, if so then I completely understand why your doctor wants to remove the Pancreas. Pancreatic Cancer is notoriously difficult to cure because usually at the time of diagnosis the cancer has spread beyond just the Pancreas. And some doctors will be very aggressive with the treatment if they feel there is a chance of a cure. Considering your age you should be able to take the aggressive treatment, something that an elderly person probably would not be able to.

If I had the option of having my Pancreas removed and knowing that there is a strong possibility that the Cancer will be gone with it, then I would let them take it. Yes you will then become a diabetic, and you will also have to take medication all your life to replace the intestinal bile that the Pancreas produces.
But many people are diabetic and live perfectly happy normal lives.

But as other people have said, definately definately get a second opinion.

Please keep us updated if you ever have the time.

Old 03-28-2008, 09:15 PM   #5
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Re: pancreatic cancer

I am sorry you are going through this. My best friend went through the battle. It sounds very promising that the cancer is contained only in the pancreas. As already stated, you want to be at a hospital that specializes in the pancreatic cancer. Good luck to you, get a second opinion and time is of the essence.

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