Jul 19, 2005 - 11:51 am
My mother was newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She is a candidate for the WHipple procedure as the cancer is only 3/4" at this time and localized. She is 81 years old and in good health otherwise.
She is very scared and doesn't want to do the procedure. Does anyone have any suggestions of what I can say to encourage her to make a decision to have this surgery?
She survived colon cancer 14 years ago.
Thanks for any and all advice.