Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by Malski5 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 02:28 PM
by Malski5 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 02:29 PM
by Harts on Tue Dec 25, 2012 02:59 AM
Hi. When I was diagnosed I did some Genetic Counceling. I tested for the brach, but didn't have that. I do have PALB2 mutated gene. If I did have the brach kind I believe they could have treated me with another type of chemo that works better with that gene mutation. (? I think)
So sorry you and your family are going down this cancer road. It's not easy. I've surrvived 2 years now. And when I really look at other people and their problems with health and deaths I don't have it so bad.
Pray, think positive. God bless.
by ws1953 on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:21 AM
On Dec 23, 2012 2:28 PM Malski5 wrote: Hello folks, my dad is 81 and is currently go through process of a biopsy. CT scan shows 5.1x6.5cm mass in tail of pancreas with metasis throughout liver. He is weak lethargic and in pain, with a new dry persistent cough. We are very worried of what the outcome/recommendations might be. We will do anything to fight this. I can't even understand how this happens? Does one need to test for the beach a gene? Anything you can recommend would be so appreciated, I have tears in my eyes writing this and am desperate to save my dad! Please please help
On Dec 23, 2012 2:28 PM Malski5 wrote:
I am sorry to hear about your dad. He is in our thoughts and prayers. I am not against conventional treatment but it is very brutal. Chemo and radiation worn out a person and it is difficult for the family to see their loved ones going through the pain and suffering. However; you should always have a positive out look. Nutrition plays a very important role in prevention and treatment. Check out some good naturopath oncologist and evaluate options of alternative treatment. This is a good website to share and learn about this disease. There are some remarkable stories about people defeating cancer.
Good Luck and best wished. May God bless your father with full and speedy recovery.
by ws1953 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 07:20 AM
I am not opposed to conventional treatment but please don't discount Complimentary and Alternative Treatment.
Check out Dr. Bruzynski in Houston. Dr. Gonzales in NY. Read about nutrition and how they help in preventing, managing and curing cancer. You may want to chek this website out.
Your dad and family in our thoughts and parayers. Good luck and keep us posted.
by cpmty on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:07 PM
Where in New York? I am sure there are many doctos called Gonzales (Like Smith in US). Do you have a web site or any other information?
by Malski5 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:30 PM
Thank you, its too late, he passed on last week.
Thank you for your thoughts..
I did try the cancer treatment center but they turned us away due to him having medicare and HMO. Disgusted and extremely heartbroken.
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