Women who don't have BRCA mutations could have other high-risk genes that affect treatment choices
by jewelann on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:25 PM
Hi my name is Jewel and my cousin Johnny was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in October 2012, He has had surgery and 3 month of treatment with Cemzar? It did nothing the cancer spread and now he is on four different kinds of chemo in a coctail that took 46 hours thru his port to finish. His side effects are awful and he is so weak. I'm trying to find people that has beat this Cancer to prove to him there are survivors. Please help me with this Quest. I need hope to give him. We are relying on our Faith I know God can get him thru this. Blessings to all.
by lolis33 on Sun Feb 24, 2013 02:23 AM
Hello Jewel....I'm so sorry Johnny is fighting this cancer. I'm not one to share a story of survival with this as my dad did die of it. His faith and trust in God was enormous and being an ordained pastor he knew what chemo looked like for many people he visited. He tried one round of chemo and decided "no more." He looked back on his life and saw God's hand somewhere in the mix at all times and for the last living months of his life ~ chose palliative care. He accepted his dying and filled the days with loving family members around for meals, hanging out, and sharing stories and laughs. Yes, he had hope and placed it all in finding again the arms of God as his last day drew near. God did get Dad through it. May Johnny find resolution on how he wants to fight or release the fight with pancreatic cancer.
by jewelann on Sun Feb 24, 2013 03:38 AM
Thank you and I'm so sorry about your Dad. I do pray Johnny's ending will be different. I did find a survivor in Jackson, TN a 60 yr old woman her story is almost like his except her's spread to her lungs. It's been over two years and she takes a chemo maintenance pill right now. She feels great but says she will NEVER do the chemo cocktail again. I feel blessed that we have got to keep Johnny for five months. I do pray for a cure for this dreadful disease. Thank you for sharing and I'm so sorry for your loss. I know your Dad is at peace and pain free. Blessings To You.
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