Jan’s been diagnosed with operable pancreatic cancer yet she can’t decide whether to have the surgery
” I’m trying to make an objective, unemotional decision about the best course for me. To date, I have been incapable of making up my mind about what to do. One day I decide that I will have no treatment other than palliative treatment; the next I decide that I will go the full hog and have the surgery and chemo. It is the first time in my adult life that I have been incapable of making a decision.”
Jan tells her story about being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which can be treated with surgery. Yet she cannot decide whether to have the surgery or not. Her past experience of surgery and hospitals has put her off having any surgical procedure, even if it will save her life.
In her own honest account, Jan grapples with making a decision that most patients with pancreatic cancer will not have the luxury of making. As, for most patients, late diagnosis means surgery is not an option. Read Jan’s pancreatic cancer patient experience and let us know what you think.
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