Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

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Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by lucky2Bhere on Wed Nov 14, 2012 01:52 AM

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OK, we have probably all read the thread, Can a person survive Pancreatic Cancer.

My question is different.......... we all know that Endocrine & Adenocarcinomas are very different. Many people with endocrine pancreatic (cancer?) can live many years. But andenocarcinomas, especially with any metastasis has a much bleaker outlook. 1yr, 2yr, 3yr etc.??

Soon it will be Thanksgiving.......... I am Thankful for this forum and the wealth of info & hope from all of you.

God Bless everyone fighting the good fight & their families!

Hugs, Candy

RE: Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by joe1992 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 03:55 PM

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Hello everyone. There is a brilliant man named Fred Eichhorn who was diagnosed with PC in 1976. He researched bio-chemistry by going to medical school and studied nutritional physical bio-chemistry outsside medical school, Look him up. He has an excellent informative web site  NCRF.org    Lives in NY and has never had a re-occurance in 36 years ! Cancer is made in the body , by the body. Research shows it stems from mineral nutritional deficiencies. It is not an outside invader.

RE: Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by FranLazerov on Thu Nov 15, 2012 04:24 PM

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A person can most definitely survive after adenocarcinoma.  Ten years ago November 11, I had my upper right lobe removed.   In 2007, I had another type of lung cancer, squamous cell.  Had it treated with cyberknife.  Condition stable.  I feel fine.  Staying very busy.   Not enough hours in the day.  No time to think or dwell on unhappy thoughts.  Lifelong non smoker.  Don't know how I got it.  Probably second hand smoke.  Get out there an enjoy yourself.  Most important holiday to me is Thanksgiving. 

RE: Can a person survive Pancreatic adenocarcinomas?

by lucky2Bhere on Thu Nov 15, 2012 05:32 PM

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I'm sorry I should have made myself more clear. Since Pancreatic adenocarcinomas are the deathly kind of Pancreatic Cancer I should have put that into the subject line.

I'm new at all this terminology. Not realizing that it also pertained to other cancers as well. thank You FranLazeroy for your reply. Hugs, Candy

RE: Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by Sdsailor on Thu Nov 15, 2012 06:03 PM

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On Nov 14, 2012 1:52 AM lucky2Bhere wrote:

OK, we have probably all read the thread, Can a person survive Pancreatic Cancer.

My question is different.......... we all know that Endocrine & Adenocarcinomas are very different. Many people with endocrine pancreatic (cancer?) can live many years. But andenocarcinomas, especially with any metastasis has a much bleaker outlook. 1yr, 2yr, 3yr etc.??

Soon it will be Thanksgiving.......... I am Thankful for this forum and the wealth of info & hope from all of you.

God Bless everyone fighting the good fight & their families!

Hugs, Candy

Survive for how long? If your asking if a person can be cured from Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and live a normal expected life span dying of some other health issue or natural causes in old age....

I really dont want to deminish any hope or will to fight this disease for anyone.... Is there hope, YES..... Hope for devine healing, hope that a new treatment will come and cure this awful disease... Never give up that hope and fight with all your might....

My honest opinion; only with devine intervention of healing or control will anyone survive Pancreatic adenocarcinoma at this point.....

My dad was diagnosed in July of 2012. I have spent thousands of hours doing research, going over all the possible treatment options, all the research studies past and present, read 100s of gastrointestinal text books, and talked to 100s of people with PC and caregivers of those living with and those who have passed from PC....

MOST patients with treatment will live well beyond that standard doctor response when first diagnosed of 3-6 months. A large number will live beyond that second opinion of 18-24 months survivle only with treatment.... past that point you will find fewer survivors...

I have had the privlidge of incountering 3 individuals that have defied the odds to reach 5 years with NED (no evidence of disease)..... The only explination is that of devine intervention... They have been on the same treatment protocalls as all the others who have passed anywhere from 3 months to 3 years of their date of diagnosis...

I am sure there are others that I do not know of that have had devine intervention stories and continue to live well following their treatment but at large you will find that is not the norm....

There is no perdictability to this disease... It affects everyone different, everyone responds to treatment different... but in MOST all cases the outcome is the same, you may win a few battles but the war will be lost sooner than later....

God Bless you and your family, and may you or your loved one fight with a positive attitude and a mind set to win!!!!

RE: Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by lucky2Bhere on Fri Nov 16, 2012 07:27 PM

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Thank You Sdsailor! Yes! That is the Question. For How Long? I read of these wonderful people who tell of having PC & having gone thru the Whipple surgery & chemo, seeming to defy the odds! But they have the kind of PC, Steve Jobs had....... and its very different! I want/need to know the Truth about Adenocarcinoma Pancreatic Cancer.

The first doctors said, Surgery!! No mention that this was not a cure.......... After surgery, they said Chemo!! OK, I cried, I thought surgery was the answer. So on to chemo, 4 weeks after I thought foolishly I was done! Chemo on a person 4 weeks after this life altering surgery was difficult. But, DONE!

It dawned on me, at my one yr. visit to my oncologist, it seems not DONE, until the END! When I saw how gleeful my oncologist was at the one year mark it (and I was still Alive & NED) was very discerning!

My family still believes, really believes it is over, no more PC! I live day to day, totally Grateful to God, & try to always be positive! I do not fear death. I believe we have a glorious afterlife. I do for my family, so I fight. But since the surgery life is very different for me. I am in chronic discomfort! What I really want are Honest answers.......... Thank YOU! You are honest, & I appreciate it!

My final big Question is.... anyone on this forum....... with Adenocarinomas PC... how many years are you NED so far? Do you have chronic pain? God Bless you, & all the people fighting this desease. Hugs, Candy

RE: Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by linda53 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 06:54 PM

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Hi Candy,

I had the Whipple 6 december 2010 for adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. No chemo, no radiation. It is now almost two years later and I am feeling very well. I live in Holland and the doctors here say that if you survive 2 years, you have a very good change to survive 5 years. If you survive 5 years, you have the best change to survive 10 years. I know life will never be the same anymore and yes, my family and friends think its over and the disease is gone. I know better. But since I am 2 years NED I have hope I will live for another couple of years. I do feel very well and don t have any pain what so ever. Try to enjoy my life as much as possible.

Linda

RE: Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by happy2balive on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:45 PM

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Candy, next week I will celebrate 19 months pst whipple surgery for adenocarcinoma on the head of the pancreas. At my last visit in May, my oncologist was so happy that I had made it to 14 months with no recurrence that he told me he believes I am cured....I feel and know differently. My family and friends believe too that it is gone but, I am a medical professional and also a realist. If they are all putting on an act for me I don't know. I do know that even though I believe I am in remission their constant support and encouragement has given me hope. All we can do is have faith and pray that God will let us know when it is time. I am no longer afraid of death..just don't want to leave my family. Each person is their own statistic. Each day, month, year that we survive gives us a better chance. They are testing and using some new treatments and hopefully will help to extend ones life. God Bless you!

RE: Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by lucky2Bhere on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:52 AM

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Thank you so much Linda & happy2balive!!  Linda, I find your story so interesting! No chemo? That's awesome! I feel like the oncologist was truthful to you, saying the longer a person survives the chances of more time increases. My oncologist told me he changed his prognosis for me to 15% of making it to 5 yrs. that being up from 5%.

happy2balive, I am 5 months behind you, I can relate to everything you have said. I am so very grateful for the responses from the two of you. I don't feel so alone now! You've each made me more hopeful & given me the encougement I've needed to stay positive!  We are all just months apart, I will celebrate each month with both of you! You will be in my thoughts & prayers for continued NED! Thanks again, you've made my day! :0) God Bless! Hugs, Candy

RE: Can a person survive adenocarcinomas?

by PatWat on Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:44 AM

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Hi,

I am new to this forum.  I was diagnosed with terminal metastatiic pancreatic cancer (adenocarcinoma) in mid November of last year.  I went to the University of Michigan for a second opinion and they said there was nothing that could be done...just palliative care...and they gave me six months to one year to live.  I have been on chemotherapy since diagnosis and I feel okay...just a lot of neuropathy in my hands and feet, very tired and some joint pain.  My ex-husband died in 1999 when my two boys were 3 and  7 years old...now they are 17 and 21.  

I feel very sad and angry right now, but truly believe I am in God's hands and that even though the diagnosis is devastating....I see life through my limited vision....not through God's eternal eyes!!

So it has been 11 months since diagnosis and it is difficult because I feel that people look at me and think..dead man walking!!!  Still, people have been amazing and supportive.  I just cannot believe the financial devastation that this disease entails...even though I worked 30 years as a respiratory therapist in a hospital!!  I am not afraid to die, just very sad to leave my boys!!! 

Blessings to you!!!
 Pat

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