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This is a discussion on mom with pancreatic cancer and fractured hip...help! in Oncology Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I am an RN (School health) and my mother diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2010. She is not...by DistrictNurse19 Aug 12, '10I am an RN (School health) and my mother diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2010. She is not a candidate for whipple procedure, and radiation/chemo has been awful. Several in-patient hospitalizations for dehydration (unrelenting Nausea/vomiting) and weight loss exceeding 40#. She fell and broke her hip and now there is talk of hip replacement surgery. Recent hgb=7.4 before 2 Units blood transfused. What complications do you suspect might occur if she goes ahead with hip surgery? Do you know of any non-surgical interventions that could help? She thinks doctors are next to God and she doesn't seem to understand that she is a poor surgical candidate. Any information/suggestions you could give would be helpful. Thanks!
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- Sep 12, '11 by globalRNa hip fracture can cause a lot of pain...i have seen the patient undergo surgery for pain control even when they aren't the greatest surg candidates