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Home Again!

We’re pleased to say we arrived home last night. It’s GREAT to be home. We have a follow-up appointment on Thursday with the surgeon. We’ll be calling the oncologist on Monday to set up an appointment with him. 

We were able to speak with one of our oncologist’s colleagues Saturday morning, as our oncologist was out of town. He is definitely in the loop. What we’re up against is the rarity of this cancer. Research is being done to determine the best course of action, but it’s just going to take time for even the experts to sort this all out. This type of pancreatic cancer only shows up in 1-2% of pancreatic cancers, is usually found in young women, and only 10-15% of this type ever metastasize to the liver. This makes Matt’s case a rarity in an already rare type of pancreatic cancer. Surgery to remove the primary tumor and metastasis is the recommended course of action with good prognosis. The presumption had been that the surgery would be a success, therefore now further research is necessary. Pray for wisdom for the doctors as they seek the best course of action.

We are so thankful for God’s continuing grace and peace in the midst of great unknowns.
Categories: Our Cancer Journey
  1. January 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    >I hoe you are feeling better,and we hope Matts faith is holding strong You are always in our thoughts and prayers

  2. January 31, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    >Love you guys, Walt, Jane and the Gang, and Moore.

  3. February 8, 2011 at 1:03 am

    >Rosie,Sorry to hear that the surgery didn't go as planned…we continue to pray for you, Matt and the family…Shawn and Janeen

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