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Hi there, sorry to hear about your worry. Is it your right shoulder where you are feeling the pain? Our oncologist says that there is a nerve linking the liver to the right shoulder (from when we are born and our diaphragm is not fully developed...). Do check into this. Right shoulder pain and some elevated liver readings might indicate something should be checked there. A liver angiogram might be in order. Good luck...
January 21, 2013
Angus (Stage 4 adenocarcinoma with liver mets, dx Mar 2012, Whipple April 2012) had a liver radioembolization with Yttrium-90 microspheres on Nov 20th 2012, and just thought I would share our experience here in case it was helpful for anyone.
The procedure itself was painless, but the recovery - almost 6 weeks to the day, as predicted by the interventional radiologist - was very hard. He slept for about ...
January 21, 2013
Hello there, and all best wishes to you and your wife in your battle! My husband is in a similar situation, dx March 2012 age 49. Successful Whipple, but liver mets discovered immediately. Doctors' opinions has varied dramatically regarding Creon use. One oncologist even said not to bother! However, he takes approx 3-4 (45000 strength) Creon with an average sized main meal, and our naturopathic oncologist suggested u...
January 02, 2013
I think you need to keep going with the chemo and see what the trend is after another round of folfirinox. Many things can affect CA19.9 - and your doctor will be looking for the trend, not making assumptions based on one reading. It sounds to me like it is too early to tell. My fiance's CA19.9 for example went from 180 to 1600 when he stopped Gemzar; then we waited, and the following readings were 2000...
November 10, 2012
Hello, I do hope someone might be able to help...
Does anyone know of an oncologist using systemic AND targeted chemo (intra-arterial to the liver) combinations in Stage IV patients with liver mets?
My partner's oncologist is simply unwilling to discuss this option, and I know from numerous survivor stories out there that this is certainly practised by some oncologists in the US (and maybe in Europe?), and seems to...
October 17, 2012
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