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cancer had already spread to his liver.

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Hi,
I am from New Delhi, India. My dad was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer on 12/03/2012

while he was in Operation Theater. Doctor Stop the operation.
Now they are saying only Kemo will help.

My Dad was supposed to have the Wipple procedure but when the doctors opened him up, they saw that the cancer had already spread to his liver. The surgeon did not remove the tumor on his pancreas or liver and just closed him back up. My understanding that there are 8 to 10 small mets on his liver that look like small, rice-like granules. I believe they are isolated to only one lobe of the liver.

We were told that chemotherapy was our only option at this point, but given that it is only a palliative measure, so we are obviously looking for other viable options.

Pl help me my father is at 65yrs, & fit n fine before this operation. He will be going to discharged frm hospital on 20.03.12.

Then Cemo will start on 28.03.2012.

Pl .. pl please help me... what to do

I was devastated to learn that the surgeon did not remove the tumor on the head of his pancreas. The surgeon said that he left the tumor there so my Uncle could begin chemotherapy sooner. I don't understand why he would leave that "ticking time bomb" inside of him and it pains me to know that it is still inside him and growing even as I type this post

Thanks
Gagan
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replied April 6th, 2012
Pancreatic Cancer Answer A33618
Hi Gagan,

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. I can understand your concern for your uncle but the surgeon was absolutely right in abandoning the Whipple's procedure on seeing the metastasis to the liver. Once the tumor has metastasized to the liver, it becomes a stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately majority of the patients don't live more than 6 months and only a few survive up to one year once the diagnosis is confirmed. The only option available presently is chemotherapy. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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