Sep 15, 2013 - 11:18 am
My wife is dual diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (1999) and pacnreatic cancer (2013). She underwent the Whipple procedure late August 2013 and is less than two weeks from starting treatment with GEMZAR then radiation/5FU and finally GEMZAR. There is literally no information available from cancer resources or MS resoures on this dual diagnosis. My wife's cancer was Stage III and the tumor was 4cm X 4cm with its widest point 2.5cm. We still do not know if it has spread. Would like to find other pancreatic cancer/MS patients and find out about their experience. There is an ongoing study that reports 0.08% of the 400,000 MS patients have pancreatic cancer, that is about 320. If the same statitics can be used as in looking at the number of pancreatic cancer patients who meet the requirements for the Whipple procedure, then my wife is 1 of about 62 people in that category. We are going into this blind and without information.