Do all people who have this disease need to have the Whipple procedure? My sister's doctors have never discussed any type of surgery at all. I hear everyone discussing this procedure as well as the stents that they put in. She is not jaundice or anything like that. So I am really concerned to find out if everyone who has bile duct cancer have this whipple procedure.
The only treatment that they have ever discussed with her is chemotherapy. and that is KU Medical Center and The Mayo Clinic.