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79 yr old female w/ metastasis around artery is ck option?
Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:04 AM
Joined: 8/28/2012
Posts: 1

My mother was diagnosed w/ ampullary carcinoma on July 25, 2012 & our whirlwind ride so far has included Xrays, CTscans, EUS, and ultrasound that showed cancer had not spread to lymph nodes, so we scheduled her for whipple on Aug. 22.  Unfortunately her surgeon found that the tumor had wrapped around the artery in that area and said it was inoperable.  He did reroute her lines to help prevent jaundice & improve eating; he is recommending chemotherapy. My question is would ck be beneficial to stop spread of cancer or any other benefit? I only know what I am reading online and have not spoken w/ a professional familiar with ck.  Any response is appreciated. Thanks.
hopeful daughter

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