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Under the big foot...

Monty Python’s Big Foot came down from the sky a month ago and stomped me with a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

Unfortunately, that’s one of the cancers least responsive to treatment.

The better news is that it was detected early and might be amenable to surgical removal, which is the only effective treatment.

After many (many!) tests and procedures it seems that the cancer is still contained to the pancreas and so can be effectively removed. That's really good news!

It now looks as if I will have the major surgery to remove the pancreas (called the Whipple Procedure), probably on Friday, June 1st.

Feel free to comment on this post. We'll add more posts as we get closer to the operation.


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