Survivor Stories
August 25, 2023 • 1 Min

Listen to the Patient

Michael Whalen’s internist agreed to order a pancreas scan even though he did not think Michael had cancer.

The scan showed a tumor and possible lesions on the liver. After a biopsy, Michael was advised to forget about chemotherapy because it would not help. With the support of his daughter, an internist, Michael went to a local oncologist who took an more optimistic view. The chemo shrunk the tumor and Michael was able to have surgery to remove the tumor.

Read more about Michael’s story in “Vigiliance Leads to Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis.”

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