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Oct 24, 2020
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My story: In October 2019 I was itching all over and I had darkened urine. My brother Jim, retired GI doctor in Seattle, urged me to go to the ER. At Methodist Hospital several tests were given and the doctor's diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. Being a good Mayo Clinic patient (I grew up in Rochester where my Dad was a GI doctor), I got a second opinion which was the same. We decided on a course of chemo and 3 months of chemo followed at the Fruenshuh Cancer center. Our goal was to shrink the tumors in order to qualify for the Whipple surgery. Instead, lesions were found on the liver. No surgery was possible. Also no more chemo was advised. I chose to stop further treatment and begin Hospice. I am at peace with this decision and my family supports me.