Hi Donnalynn. I am not a doctor, but I would think a whipple surgery is doable as long as the tumor/cancer has not spread beyond the pancreas. If you have an opportunity to fight pancreatic cancer early with stage I, I would hit it with everything the doctors recommend as your best option, early on.
If you need any information, I found that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can be helpful. http://pancan.org/section_facing_pancreatic_cancer/oneonone_support/