What should I ask before undergoing pancreatic cancer surgery?

John A. Chabot
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
It is important to have an honest and candid conversation with your medical team about the risks and benefits of surgery, as well as what to expect after the operation. It can take several weeks to several months for patients to feel "normal" again after a pancreatic operation. Sometimes patients have to make significant changes to their diet and lifestyle after an operation and it is important to understand these consequences before undergoing surgery.

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