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  • megomego has replied to a post on the message board

    Did your husband have any effects of the metastasis to the lungs - hoarse voice, fluid build up, pain, cough, wheeze???

    March 11, 2013 view post
    • megomego has replied to a post on the message board

      Pam - where does your husband get his CyberKnife treatments?  At CTCA?

      March 09, 2013 view post
      • megomego has replied to a post on the message board

        My dad just received news Thursday is has gone into the lungs as well.  Im so angry, as we could see something was wrong with the tumor marker #s climbing.....   Tony, what chemo is your dad using?  Have the liver or lung tumors shrank?

        March 09, 2013 view post
        • megomego has replied to a post on the message board

          I think it is normal for them to fluctuate a tiny bit....  We found with dad that it would drop, drop, drop and we hung on to those numbers very closely.  However, when it recently started going  up we also caught on something was majorly wrong, as his counts always went down, except for a rare here and there where the numbers would teeter within just a few hundred.  Hope this somewhat helps. ...

          March 09, 2013 view post
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            Dad was diagnosed in April 2012 with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer that had metastasized to the liver.  Yesterday he went for chemo and the oncologist was worried about a potential blood clot - ran a CT and said it had metastasized to the lung.  I AM SO ANGRY!  What options are out there to at least rid the lung cancer?  What chemo?  Radiation?  If youve tried it, please enlighten me. ...

            March 08, 2013 view discussion
            • megomego has replied to a post on the message board

              Keep up the FIGHT.  HOPE lots and DREAM big.  My dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 PC in April 2012 - given months to live - and is still with us fighting every day!!!

              February 11, 2013 view post
              • megomego has replied to a post on the message board

                So sorry for your loss.  7 years is incredible and so wonderful for the both of you!!!

                February 11, 2013 view post
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                  Anyone have any side effects to Gemzar that left you unable to use this medication?  What were other options you tried? Dad had a rare lung reaction to Gemzar they were able to reverse with steriods, but wont allow re-use due to this. He also had a side effect of 5-FU resulting in blood loss to colon - this too was reversed.

                  February 11, 2013 view discussion
                  • megomego has replied to a post on the message board

                    Think POSITIVE....there are some rough times ahead, but there is some comfort and hope (on this site alone)! I too am an RN - my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 PC in April 2012.  We, too, believed dad was going to have the whipple and when the surgeon found liver mets everything was cancelled.  He was given "months" to live by the oncologists.  He started chemo and is now on his fourth combo of m...

                    February 07, 2013 view post
                    • megomego has replied to a post on the message board

                      Thank you for adding your story, I appreciate it.  =)

                      February 03, 2013 view post
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                      I am a 31 yoa nurse and daughter. My dad was diagnosed with stage IV Pancreatic Cancer in April 2012. We were diagnosed locally and then went to a university hospital and anticipated the Whipple procedure. However, they then found the metastasis to the liver and placed dad on chemo regimens. His tumor markers dropped markedly and I just knew we had this thing beat. He had a rare lung infection to the Gemzar and so it was taken away and 5FU w/Oxaliplatin was started. A colon reaction ensued, and that too, was stopped. We moved on to Abraxanae and now Abraxane w/Cisplatin which doesn't work. On 3/7/2013 we received news the cancer had spread to the lungs. Its disappointing...depressing....and it feels hopeless. However - we are fighters and we will continue to fight this fight and do whatever we can to bring awareness, and one day, a cure to PC!

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