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Cathie Carpenter

Sandra, I am a 4 time survivor of 4 totally different cancers but a genetic trait. I'd make sure that the chemo is really necessary. I too had a whipple procedure and my surgeon said that he didn't leave any unhealthy tissue in my body and my cancer hadn't spread to any lymph nodes so why poison healthy tissue. Your sister may not be in the same situation but I'd seriously reconsider the chemo


There are many places to find yoga for cancer patients. Hospitals that offer integrative therapies offer classes. There are also wellness centers popping up all over and many yoga teachers (myself included) are being specially trained to help with the special needs of cancer patients. other places to look are the American Cancer Society, local support groups, the Komen Foundation and Best of luck to you and your sister.


My sister just found out that she has pacreatic cancer this past october 18
she had the whipple procedure and now she is in quemotheraphy
but its seems that she is losing 4 pounds per week she is very thin now
i would love to help her to have a better life for her and her family too.

any advice is wonderful to us because we don't have any cancer history and we are lost.

thank you,


Yoga is a big part of my survivorship. There is no way I could make it through all the scans I have had in the last 20 months without having developed a mental practice through yoga.

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