calling all who have survived without the whipple

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calling all who have survived without the whipple

by stedebonnet on Thu Dec 20, 2012 05:27 PM

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I would like to hear from anyone who has survived long term without the whipple. My husband was dx. in 7/11 and after chemo and radiation  now has a CA19 of 10. No medication now. He is not a candidate for the whipple.

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by sheann on Fri Dec 21, 2012 06:06 PM

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On Dec 20, 2012 5:27 PM stedebonnet wrote:

I would like to hear from anyone who has survived long term without the whipple. My husband was dx. in 7/11 and after chemo and radiation  now has a CA19 of 10. No medication now. He is not a candidate for the whipple.

I was dx Sept.2011 - folfirinox 16 sessions no meds since June 2012.

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by maxxschiken on Wed Dec 26, 2012 08:37 AM

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Wife was diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 pancreatic cancer in July 2011.  At diagnosis they found a 5cm tumor on the body of her pancreas and two small spots measuring less than 1cm each on her liver.  She tolerated 10 months/19 sessions/9.5 cycles of folfirinox without a break - No evidence of progressive metastatic disease, no tumor recurrence and a healthy liver from CTscans evaluated June, September and December 2012.  The only medication she is currently taking is Metformin to treat type 2 diabetes which has been on-going now since 2006.  She just landed in Manila 7 hours ago for her second vacation there since she was NED.  She spent 2 months there from July to September and now for another 5 weeks till February 1.  She will have her blood drawn in 2013 once every month to monitor CA19-9 and a CTscan quarterly.

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