Topic: Question about Stents
I am wondering if anyone here has had stents inserted in the course of treatment.
My mom was initially diagnosed with cancer in June of 2012 when she became extremely jaundiced. The ER doctors originally diagnosed her with pancreatic cancer but we found out from the biopsies and subsequent testing that she in fact has CC.
When they did the ERCP for biopsy they also inserted 3 stents, mainly to open her liver and pancreas but also to help the gall bladder function as well.
Last week the surgeon called and asked her to come in to discuss removing the stents. I am not sure how I feel about this.
Mom's 3 month scans showed remarkable shrinkage in all but the kidney tumors so we know the chemo is working well. I guess I am just scared to change anything at this point.
Have any of you had similar experiences?