Whipple procedure in Indiana

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Whipple procedure in Indiana

by plloomis on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:26 PM

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I need recommendations for Whipple procedure in Northern Indiana area. My mother is 82 yrs old and has been told that she needs to have a 2cm tumor removed, procedure sounds terribly dangerous.

RE: Whipple procedure in Indiana

by Whippleschmiple on Sun Jan 20, 2013 07:59 PM

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There are two NCI centers in indiana, and she would have to either do neoadjuvant treatment first soon (chemo and, or radiation) or have the whipple very soon from a surgeon and hospital that does A LOT of them.  I have met survivors in 80s and heard of some whipple patients as old as 90s.  It is a surgery that requires a lot of nutrition support and moving /walking after to heal, recover, but it is doable.  I had mine 2 1/2 yrs ago and lead a normal life.  The two NCI centers in Indiana are: Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis and Purdue University Center for Cancer Research in West Lafayette.

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