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  • kmerrill has replied to a post on the message board

    Great, thanks for all of the information,  really appreciate it!  Thankfully he's 58 and in good shape, so I'm  hoping those are huge in his favor!  He's being treated at MD Anderson and from everything I've read they are one of the leading hospitals along with Sloan Kettering and JH.  We'll find out a few days after Thanksgiving if everything has worked and if he's cleared for surgery then i...

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    • kmerrill has replied to a post on the message board

      Thanks for the response!  One more question if you don't mind!  Was yours wrapped around a vein or close to it?  My dad is considered "borderline" beacuse its near blood vessels and near one of the arteries.  I'm assuming they just hope the tumor backs away enough from those two things before they operate to get clearer margins....

      November 09, 2012 view post
      • kmerrill has replied to a post on the message board

        That's awesome news!!  Do you  happen to know what your tumor marker number was before you had the whipple?  My dad did 2 months of fulforinox, and is finishing radiation next week and then they will re-assess to see if he is eligible for surgery (he was considered borderline when he was diagnosed in July).  His markers keep dropping which is good, and we're just hoping everything is good for him ...

        November 09, 2012 view post
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          Hi, This is my first post, but I've been lurking for a while to get any information I can!  My dad was diagnosed with PC in July and has since gone through 2 months of folfirinox and he'll finish radiation next week.  Does anyone know what is the highest tumor marker number you can go into surgery with?  His markers have been falling with the chemo and radiation but wasn't sure if there is a "magic" n...

          November 07, 2012 view discussion
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