Joyce Eddy | CaringBridge

Joyce Eddy

First post: 3/20/2017 Latest post: 4/11/2017
Welcome to Mom's Caring Bridge website. Mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on February 18, 2017 after presenting to the Emergency Room with dangerously low potassium levels. The CT scan showed a IPMN (Intraductal papillary mucinous) tumor in the center of the pancreas that was seemingly resectable and surgery was an option - Hallelujah! Mom underwent a  total pancreatectomy on March 9,  2017 at Honor Shea Hopsital in Scottsdale AZ. The surgery was an adaptation from a scheduled Whipple Procedure when cancer cells were located outside of the immediate turmor and in the bile duct. The surgeon, Dr. Albert Amini,  is confident that the operation removed the cancer. Mom will have 8 weeks recovery and then will be released to her oncologist, Frank Tsai (who went to SUNY Stony Brook!) for further treatment which we assume will include chemotherapy. Please keep mom and our family in your prayers! - Mara

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