Sep 13, 2009 - 5:24 pm
I am 20 years old and my mother may have pancreatic cancer. Her skin turned very yellow, and we didn't think anything of it as she was not in pain, but after a test the doctors found a mass on her pancreas and it is pushing against the liver which is why she is jaundice. We will not know for a day or two if it is cancer, but the doctors did not seem to have much of good news for the situation. Has anyone gone through this or known someone who has, and what are the chances of this not spreading once appearing out of the blue? Also, if someone/anyone has the cancer, and it is successfully taken out with surgery, is there still a limited life-span since it was there to begin with? Or can they possibly go on to living a full life? Please help me, I am just losing it.