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@cathyras

I was only recently diagnosed but. The doctor wanted me to talk to a genetics counselor. I filled out a questionnaire on family history etc. The lady called me yesterday and we went over everything. So when I go in for surgery they are going to draw blood for the genetics testing. There is no history of pancreatic cancer in my family (as far as I know) And only very few family members who have ever had cancer. . Should be interesting to see what it shows. She said it takes about three weeks to get the results.

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Hi!
You are not alone. My friend Gary has a pre cancerous cyst on the head of
the pancreas. The drs. want him to have the Whipple procedure done. We are
getting a second opinion and will go foward after that. Modern medicine is
magical so take care of yourself…do your research and then you won't be
so scared.

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