Diagnosed - hilary

Oh No Associated with Pancreatic Cancer. Posted on October 16, 2011 View this journey (17 Experiences)

It took 2 months for Dad to be correctly diagnosed... a trip to Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL rendered the correct diagnosis within 5 days. It was confirmed after surgery 2 weeks later.

Symptoms - no pain, jaundiced, blood sugar out of control, renal failure ... many of these were ignored and blamed on the hormone therapy he had been receiving for prostate cancer the months prior. (prostate cancer is gone... this is another primary cancer... not related)

Dad was fortunate... though it didn't feel like he was lucky - he was eligible for the Whipple Procedure. Research online created a very dismal looking future... however, our experience so far (5 weeks post op) has been pretty good considering!

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    hilary

    He was diagnosed Pancreatic adenocarcinoma, stage IIB.

    over 8 years ago

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