Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
by Russell on Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:00 AM
by Shari on Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:00 AM
by Craig_k on Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:00 AM
by Albraz on Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:00 AM
by Chrispam on Mon May 08, 2006 12:00 AM
by 1MADMAN65 on Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:00 AM
On 8/3/2004 Russell wrote:I am a pancreatic cancer survivor. I was diagnosed, (at age 56), and operated on in November 2000. They removed 40% of my pancreas, my entire spleen, a slice of my kidney, and 5 lymph nodes. Fortunately for me the cancer only spread to the first lymph node...the others were clear. After surgery...I had 24 hour infusion of chemo, (5fu), for 5 weeks, and radiation 5 days a week during the same 5 weeks. It was devastating!! The second go around of chemo was gemzar for 9 weeks...one day a week. My last chemo treatment was May 29, 2001. I continue to have blood work done every 90 days, and cat scans are done every 6 months. It has been 3 years/ 9 months, and I continue to be cancer free. YES...pancreatic cancer can be cured!!!! Tell your husband to fight this horrible disease as hard as he can...and to keep the faith. Russ
by Michael122 on Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:00 AM
On 2/22/2005 Craig k wrote:Mom completed Whipple 1/26 at Penn. Lots of pain and discomfort. Biggest issue is nausea...can't seem to control. Zofran, adavan, compazine...does anyone have thoughts? We can't seem to find a pattern. Emotionally, she is a wreck with the nausea. Any thoughts are apprecated.
by Shari on Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:00 AM
My mother passed away in January of 06. The cancer returned. A misread CT scan in October of 05, led to her not being a candidate for the cyber knife. My family had been told that if the cancer returned and did not spread they would use the cyber knife. She had back aches in October of 05 and they did a CT scan but told my mom it didn't look like the tumor was active. After the back aches got worst in November they did another scan which was read by a different doctor and he said that the cancer was back and it looked like it had begun to spread in the bile duct. We had her 14 months after the diagnosis. We had a wonderful time with her during those months...she visited California with me, we had holidays and we got to say everything that was in our hearts. She died peacifully in my arms. She was a very wonderful brave and loving woman!
How are things going for you? Thank you so much for replynig to me.
by judithkay41 on Tue Apr 13, 2010 03:39 AM
I had the Whipple on March 11, 2010, at the U. of CO hospital in Aurora, CO. I, too have issues with nausea and no appetite. In addition to the Zofran, I use Phenergan and a homeopathic called Nux vomica. I also got relief from the nausea with acupunture treatments. I still have days when I'm not as bad, and other days it is a horrible feeling. I continue to lose weight, and can eat very small amounts of food at any one time. I need stop the weight loss, but it is difficult when nothing tastes or looks good. Some of the things I am able to eat are mac and cheese, ice cream shakes with ensure, sherbert, popsicles, and tomato soup. Sometimes they don't sound good, but when I do eat them, sometimes they taste better. I hope by now your mother has had some relief from her nausea symptoms.
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