Sep 11, 2001 - 1:09 am
my mother had an attempted whipple as she seemed to be a good candidate, but the surgery was not completed due to blood vessel encapsulation. the surgeon did palliative bypasses and closed her up. she now faces 5-6 weeks of recovery and then chemo/radiation is being recommended. all i see in the literature is that chemo/radiation are palliative and do not extend life. any thoughts from anyone?