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Pancreatic Cancer | Last Active: Jun 12, 2023 | Replies (14)

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@annewoodmayo

Complete sympathy:
Yup, "wtf" is right.

Possible course of action:
Call the insurance company and ask them for help. They may have nurse navigators who can steer you to a really good doctor/facility to help your dad. I had Keystone Blue Cross for years and their nurses and customer service staff were really, really helpful. Mayo IS great, but there are other good places, too.

Kudos to you: You must be a wonderful person to help your dad like this! Good for you!!! Keep your chin up 🙂 Good luck. Keep us posted.

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There's many good places, just not a lot of good places that will remove mesenteric artery masses. Mayo and MD Anderson are the only 2 places I know of that are taking on those big risky surgeries.

Doctors here in Indiana can't/(won't) even biopsy it because they feel it's too risky.