Hello..please ..age 29 man. Please talk about the chances of surviving this disease.
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Cancer Support Group.
Hi @micamica69, ampullary cancer, or ampullary carcinoma, is a form of cancer that forms in a body part called the ampulla of Vater. It is quite rare, especially in someone as young as 29.
Often surgery is recommend for this type of cancer. The surgery called Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) can greatly increase the chances of surviving this cancer.
Have you been diagnosed with this cancer or are you asking on behalf of a friend or family member? Has surgery been suggested?
Hello. I had ampullary carcinoma in 2016 and a Whipple procedure was performed. I did not undergo chemotherapy nor radiation as my surgeon and his colleagues consulted and told me that the cancer was not invasive. The cancer had not spread to any of the lymph nodes that were removed and studied.
Jump to this post
@micamica69, just checking in to see how you are doing. I also hope that you have seen the helpful post from @mdmnc who also had ampullary carcinoma back in 2016 and is here to tell you about it.
Micamica, how are you doing? What treatments did you or are you having?
Hi I am 45-year-old female, recently diagnosed with Ampullary cancer. I live in NYC any recommendations for where to perform the whipple procedure in NY or any other state.
@kabam7775, where did you decide to get surgery? How are you doing?
Connect with thousands of patients and caregivers for support and answers.
Already have an account? Sign In