Topic: Treatment options post whipple???
My Dad, Alan C, from Rhode Island went for his initial meeting with oncologist post whipple today. He is very discouraged. Thought this might be a little easier than it sounds, but.....
The Dr., Dr. Howard Safran, from Miriam Hospital has a protocol with 12 weeks of gemcitibine 3 weeks on 1 week off with 28 radiation treatments following the chemo.
His tumor was 1 inch at the distal end of the common bile duct, was focal, with 1/18 lymph nodes positive. No mets, the surgeon staged it 2B.
My question to all of you is does this sound appropriate??? Any and all advice is welcomed and appreciated! Thank you in advance!