How do lifestyle factors and exposure to environmental substances affect our cancer risk?
by kadykat on Sun Feb 10, 2013 04:51 PM
hi all, my sister was diagnosed in june of this year with pancreatic cancer, she was on 5fu for a while then switched to gemzar and abraxane she is curently on abraxane with xeloda and radiation. she is feeling really weak tired and achy, has anyone experienced these symptoms while on this course of treatment. she wants to stop her treatment...
by lucky2Bhere on Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:51 AM
Just want to say, sending prayers for your sister. I only had 18 (6 three cycle) treatments of gemzar, so I can not speak of your sister's treatment. My oncolognist says radiation has shown to have no effect on PanCan, & was not given any.
Chemo, I think is harsh, But it is necessary. I too wanted to quit.......... my family, my reason for living, made me see it thru. That will be 18 months ago March 1st that I finished chemo. (currently in remission or NED) Everyone is different, feel different, many things come into thought...... what stage is it?, what side effects? , age? quality of life?? Faith? I have good days & not so good days still. I hope your sister takes her time & really thinks things out before making a huge life decision, I will pray for her. God Bless you both. Hugs, Candy
by kadykat on Wed Feb 13, 2013 01:47 AM
my sister's tumor is wrapped around a major arery I think it is called the mesentric. She literally has been on the couch since she started treatment in July, she is down to 98lbs she is 60 years old. Her side affects have been back and stomach pains, and she is so tired.This is so hard for me to watch her go thru this, I pray and have faith in God and that is what gets me thru. I wish you continued good health and God Bless you.
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