I can easily say that last Thursday was the worst day of my life. My mom was tentatively diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a cancer with a one-year survival rate of anywhere from 1-20% and a five year survival rate is 4%.
The diagnosis is tentative only in that they tests they use cannot confirm that her tumor is malignant, yet they are confident it is pancreatic cancer. The tumor is located such that they feel surgery is not possible. The only silver lining is that as far as they can tell it has not spread beyond the pancreas.
Needless to say, I would appreciate any good thoughts, prayers, and referrals to good oncologists and pancreatic surgeons in the Northwest you can provide. Posting will be light for the indefinite future.