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pancreatic cancer. whipple. chemo 7 months. tumors in pancreas and liver. recent blood clot. pain. new intestinal blockage. is my body shutting down?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Difficult disease: Some blockages are due to scar tissue inside the abdomen (called adhesions), and other blockages are due to cancer growth. A CT scan may be able to tell the difference between the 2. If the blockage is cancer-related, then it may be time to think about a different chemotherapy regimen. But if it's just adhensions, then sometimes an operation helps. Talk to your doctor to investigate further
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
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