I am cancer free. My surgeons removed all that was seen. No cancer markers have been found in my blood. I’ve done chemo and now radiation to put out any embers which might have been missed.
My cancer treatment is definitely belt plus suspenders. It is very thorough.
Debby asks a good question. Will my cancer come back?
The simple answer is, maybe. Unlike some other forms of cancer that are ‘helped’ along by environmental factors like smoking or air pollution, pancreatic cancer is more a question of luck. For whatever reason my body knows the formula to make pancreatic cancer cells. It is as capable of making them today as it was last year (though I only have half my original pancreas left after Whipple surgery).
This means my relationship with my oncologist will run til the end of time! I won’t be getting treatment, but I will be getting my blood tested and having scans taken on a regular basis.
If my pancan does come back we should see it early enough to beat it down again. At least that’s the theory.