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Rosemary Buden, long-term pancreatic cancer survivor

Very Fortunate to Have the Whipple

When I was 71, I was diagnosed and treated for an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN), a type of pancreatic tumor that starts out benign but normally eventually becomes cancerous. I went from my home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. On October 28, 2002 I underwent a distal subtotal…

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