My dad got some good news today. The tumor on his pancreas is malignant and it has spread, but it hasn't spread too far and it IS operable. Surgery has been scheduled for mid-December, and after that he'll undergo chemotherapy.
Thank you so much for your prayers on his behalf. I am very grateful, and very relieved. The news today could have been so much worse.
*After reading Kelly's comment, I thought I should clarify. A lot of cases like this are NOT operable, and by the time a malignancy is discovered, the cancer has spread too far. My dad's case was detected early enough to treat.