30 November 2010


Before we left on the cruise, Mom went to the doctor and he said that she was jaundiced. He sent her to see a gastroenterologist. After some additional tests, he sent her to have an endoscopy done at UMMC. I went with Mom for the procedure. We got the results right there at the hospital-Mom has a walnut sized mass in her pancreas that is cancer. The doctor said that he thought we caught it early and that Mom is probably a candidate for the Whipple procedure.

Mom goes back to UMMC to have a CT Scan tomorrow and then we have an appointment to talk with the surgical oncologist on Friday. I will continue to update Mom's condition and progress here as soon as we have new information.


Anonymous said...

I am so, so, so incredibly sorry to hear this. I will keep your mom and your family in my prayers.

Melanie said...

Kate, so sorry to hear this news. Best wishes to your mom and all of you -- we will be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

I'm praying for all of you, and for the doctors and the complete success of this procedure and any other treatment. Love to you all!