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Postby Sangavasre » Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:46 pm


I had Wipple surgery one year ago. Post surgery I have a many complications like leak in connection so I had gone through double surgery within a week. After that I had 3 times bleeding and one month high fever. But some how I have survived my surgeon said I am very lucky.
Post surgery my biopsy report came It's T2N0Mx stage. My DR said it's in early stage no need of chemotherapy.

Is it's good I don't need chemotherapy??

Please advice me

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Re: Stages

Postby Jess » Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:20 pm

Hi, can I suggest you ring one of the nurses on this site.. They are very experienced and kind... I had to speak to one this week in relation to my husband, who was in severe pain post whipple and sent home.. They were invaluable... He's back in hospital with a leak and infection. Regards jess.

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Re: Stages

Postby PCUK Nurse Rachel R » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:19 pm

Hi Sangavasre,

It's Rachel here, one of the Nurses from the support line at the charity.

It is good to hear that you were able to undergo Whipple surgery about a year ago. I hope you have recovered well despite the complications you experienced.

I would imagine that as your post-operative staging states that no lymph nodes were involved, by this I mean the cancer had not spread to them (it says N0), that your Hospital team did not feel that chemotherapy was appropriate. Usually chemotherapy post-operatively is standard of care but not always. The decision not to give chemotherapy could possibly have been influenced by you having complications after your operation and having to undergo further surgery. It's important to look at your case as a whole to consider what is best for you.

You would be very welcome to call us Sangavasre on our free support line 0808 801 0707 or email us nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk and we can discuss this in more detail if that would be helpful. Thanks Jess for suggesting this too.

Rachel Richardson
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707