Leg Pain and Swelling

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Leg Pain and Swelling

by Semvem on Sun Jul 23, 2006 12:00 AM

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My mother-in -law has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that has spread to the liver. She is waiting to be seen at M.D. Anderson but is starting to have leg pain and swelling. Has anyone else experienced this and if so did you find any way to relieve it. Thanks for any info or suggestions.

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by Jroge on Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:00 AM

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Was it a blood clot? My Mother had the same thing, it was a clot, which pancreatic cancer patients are prone to. I am interested in her treatment at MD Anderson. We chose not to go there because of the distance, but I understand it is a great place, and I wonder if it is different than what my mother is receiving.

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by Semvem on Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:00 AM

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Yes it was a blood clot. She was treated for that and just got her appointment yesterday at MD Anderson. They are doing test and Wednesday she will meet with the doctors to see what her treatment will be. How is your mother doing? Was she able to get over the blood clot easily? My mother-in-law is still fighting with them and they are having trouble regulating her blood, now it is too thin and she still has swelling in her leg. Where are ya'll receiving treatment and what have they been able to do for your mother? I, like everyone else here, am trying to find out as much information as possible.

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by Jroge on Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:00 AM

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She had trouble with the blood, too. We are in Omaha, Nebraska at the University Medical Center, and although i am pleased with her care, one always wonders if there is anything better out there. My Brother-in-law goes to MDA for a brain tumor, which they have successfully removed. Good place to be. Mom has lost about 35 lbs. since April. She is having trouble with nutrition, malabsorption. After chemo/radiation, the appetite is affected and then there are a number of other complicating issues, diabetes, etc. She is recovering from the Whipple, and through post-op treatment, we are hoping for a good outcome, but it's a long, long journey. Where are you, how old is your mother? My mom is 75.

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by Semvem on Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:00 AM

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We are in Lake Charles, Louisiana so Houston is just a couple hours away. My mother-in-law is 61. She was not a candidate for Whipple since it had already spread to her liver. She is beginning her first Chemo treatment tonight at 5:30 so we will see how she does after that. They are giving her cisplatin in combination with gemcitabine. She will do this every two weeks for 4 treatments is the game plan so far. The doctors have told her that they hope to put the cancer in remition and that sometimes they do it for a month, sometimes a year, and sometimes not at all. What drugs did they use for your mother for her Chemo?

Leg Swelling

by Susiemissmom on Tue Sep 19, 2006 12:00 AM

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I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My mom passed away from pancreatic cancer 1 year last mothers day. She also had blood clots in both legs. They could not regulate the blood thinner either. Have you checked blood sugar? Pancreatic cancer can make her go diabetic;making it very hard to regulate the warfarin.That's why the Dr. could not get my mom's under control. We saved moms legs by using the boots that are plugged in and use air to squeeze the legs to get the blood flowing back up.Those were the only things that helped bring down the swelling so she could stay home. I hope this will help some. God bless you,and just be there to spend as much time with mom as possible. Susiemissmom

RE: Leg Pain and Swelling

by allisondoreen on Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:00 AM

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On 7/23/2006 Semvem wrote:

My mother-in -law has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer that has spread to the liver. She is waiting to be seen at M.D. Anderson but is starting to have leg pain and swelling. Has anyone else experienced this and if so did you find any way to relieve it. Thanks for any info or suggestions.

 

My dads legs, anckles, feet and also eye lids have all swollen, no one says why he also has a collapsed lung. my dad is getting so ill seems daily he was diagnosed pancreatic cancer April and still no chemo x
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