- CASE FILE
Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer survivor has tumor wrapped around major artery needs help to get surgery
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I was diagnosed with stage three pancreatic cancer November 2017 and was told surgery was not an option because of arterial involvement. However I found a surgeon named Dr Truty at Mayo clinic in Rochester Minnesota who specializes in complicated pancreatic tumors. He said I qualify for surgery but need 3 more rounds of chemo. My doctor in NYC refused to give me the chemo saying it's too risky. I however want to not give up and have the surgery. I am now scheduled to meet with an oncologist at Mayo clinic in Jacksonville Florida to have the chemo needed. They unfortunately do not accept my insurance and the chemo will cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars. I'm at a loss as what to do. I don't have that type of money. Please help me.