May 12, 2010 - 9:51 am
My husband was diagnosed lat September with pancreatic cancer. A small tumor was found in the head of his pancreas and as it was sitting on the portal vein he was given radiation and chemo therapy to shrink the tumor in preparation for the whipple. 3 weeks ago today he underwent surgery. However they could not do the whipple as they found 2 cancerous lesions on his liver, which they removed. The surgeons have said that "typically pancreatic cancer patients have 1-2 years". He will have more chemo after he has fully recovered from his surgery and we plan to seek out holistic treatments in conjuction with his chemo. Has anyone out there had this happen to them? What are/were your treatment plans? How long can one really live with this cancer? Does anyone know? We are both terrified.