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In late January, Mom/Jen ended up at the hospital with some pretty serious chest pain, which ended up being a bundle blockage and during follow-up scans they identified a suspicious mass in her pancreas. She was referred to an expert team at Virginia Mason, who determined it was indeed clinical stage 2 pancreatic cancer. During the conversation, her oncologist said she was "the perfect candidate for a cure." Meaning, she is healthy and fit, the tumor is small (less than 2 cm) and it hasn't spread beyond her pancreas. The treatment plan was swiftly identified as chemo for 2 months (biweekly via port), healing, tumor/spleen/portion of her pancreas/surrounding lymph node removal, healing and then 3 months of chemo. Of course she wanted to complement this treatment plan with natural medicine as well and added a natural path that specializes in cancer treatment.