by AletheaD on Sun Jun 17, 2012 05:47 PM
My sister underwent a whipple one yr. ago for a PNet type tumor on the head of her pancreas. The first few follow up CT Scans were clean and it looked promising.
She elected to a treatment by neoplas.org instead of chemo, which consisted of self injections of Interferon and lrg doses of Lovastatin.
Suddenly, she became ill and could not eat or drink anything without vomiting it back up. She went into the hospital for tests and while in there, she gradually became able to hold food down and was able to urinate again. They suspected some type of blockage that dissolved itself and released her.
Just before her release, her stomach started swelling but doctor didn't appear alarmed. He did have fluid drained to test it for malignent cancer.
It is almost 2 weeks later, the labs screwed up the test and she has to have it redone tomorrow. But now, she looks 7 months pregnant and her legs, knees and feet are very swollen with fluids. She usually runs a low grade fever.
When she first went to the ER, the doctor there told her the cancer was back and spreading fast through her liver and intestines but her doctor won't confirm that.
I am concerned that she has ascites that could become deadly if nothing is done about the fluid build up. I also worry that this is a deffinate sign the cancer is in her liver.
Anyone else develop these ascites in association with pancreatic cancer and if so, could they be harmless or treated?
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