As a first time user of this web page I was very impressed of all the information I got.
My husband had a whipple procedure done on 7/22/02 at Mass General. He had a maligent tumor in his bile duct.He had surgery,they removed part of his stomach,sm.intestines the head of the pancreas,bile duct and gallbladder.They also discovered that three out of nine lymp nodes were cancerous,but they also were removed.(And none of his other organs were effected.)He had a 21/2 week stay at the hospital due to an infection and a slow recovery at home which he is still going through.He will be starting aggresive radiation and chem treatment on May1.
Has anyone out there had this type of surgery?
What is the long term prognosis?
So far I have heard of people as of this date it has been four years.