Aug 20, 2009 - 9:35 pm
I have been diagnosed with islet cell cancer of the pancreas. Tomorrow, I'll be meeting with the oncologist to determine the type of treatment.
I was told at my first appointment that the general procedure for this is resecting the pancreas and removing the spleen.
My concern with surgery relates to its risks for one older than 70, with epilepsy, tuberous sclerosis on the brain, migraine headaches, osteoarthritis of all joints, osteopenia, and emphysema---how can I judge if Chemo will accomplish the same goal, but let me lead my life one day at a time in my senior residence and without any family?