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  • ronnavan has replied to a post on the message board

    No hasn't. What is immunical?

    March 05, 2012 view post
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      My dad became septic last week because of the stent becoming clogged and infected. Has anyone else had this? He is very weak right now and does not know if he wants to continue with chemo. He has been fighting this for over two years now and is exhausted both emotionally and physically. It is heartbreaking to watch him go through this. I don't know if I should encourage him to continue with treatment or let him stop...

      March 04, 2012 view discussion
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        What we did with my dad was to go to md Anderson in Houston for the treatment plan and then have it administered at home which is Milwaukee, Wi. We would go down to Houston every 3 months for scans and bloodwork and maybe new treatment plan depending on scans. Our dr at home also had a bruised ego. Ignore it. You are basically the driver now. You just need his signature to signoff on the orders every week. Just grab...

        February 29, 2012 view post
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          I am writing this as I am sitting at my dad' s bedside in icu. I have cried so much and am so overwrought with grief. This has been the worst 21/2 yrs of my life. I don't think we can take another day. Please pray for his peace

          February 27, 2012 view discussion
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            Thank you very much! I have the paperwork and will submit it next week. My dad had a bad week. He was in a lot of pain due to swelling in the liver. Has anyone else had this?

            February 17, 2012 view post
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              I am a little confused. Is one eligible for the ire if you have pc with liver mets? I saw an article where Watkins said no but another one said yes. Is this based an a case per case basis. My dad has been battling pc for about 2 1/2 yrs now. He has been on multiple chemo regimes, radiation and now a clinical trial. I wanted to plan my next step and wondered if the ire/nanoknife would be an option. I really need som...

              February 13, 2012 view post
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                Have you looked into Rational Therapeutics? This sounded very interesting to me. My dad is currently in a clinical trial in Phoenix at the SHC Hospital and Tgen. This trial consists of molecular profiling which is very similar to what they do at Rational Therapeutics.

                January 15, 2012 view post
                • ronnavan has replied to a post on the message board

                  Thank you so much.  I am looking into clinical trials for my dad.  Do you have any information about any of them?

                  December 18, 2011 view post
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                    Can anyone give me a name of a good oncologist at johns Hopkins for pancreatic cancer?

                    December 17, 2011 view discussion
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                      My dad was in Texas this past week to meet with his dr. at MD Anderson for his 3 month scans/bloodwork.  It came back that his ca19-9 had increrased because the spots in the liver were growing.  It is going on almost 2y ears since his diagnosis.  He started on gemcitabine and cysplatin then added xeloda, radiation, folfox, then folfirinox.  He had good responses to all of these things until he bec...

                      August 21, 2011 view discussion
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