Researchers still found 'excellent' survival rates for both primary, secondary disease
Hi I thought the creon was to help absorb the nutrients and the probiotic is to help digest food. Two different things. There are other enzyme brands but they are also prescrition drugs and some are cheaper than others. The probiotic is to help with diarrhea only.via digestion. I wouldn't mess with absorption drugs because of the importance they play. If the insurance companies could find a cheaper/...
Sloan has a new way of thinking as how to save money on cost effective treatment. One year is too long. Don't be bullied!!!!
My husband was on full Gemzar alone- lost no hair. Now he is on half Gemzar with full Abraxane- no hair loss! Depends on the person I think. Other than being tired this is a mild chemo for him. Good Luck
Try Hopkins, they have a clinic on Tuesdays and you can make your own appointment. It's a team approach and the team specializes in Pancreatic cancer. Be sure to bring any and all CD's of CT scans etc. with you. Yale should give them to you free. Any medical reports are helpful. We live in CT and go there often. Takes about 5-6 hours by car. To fly you have to get to Baltimore by Taxi because it's 11 mile...
There are people on the Hopkins Pancreatic board who have metastisized lung nodules for over two years. One on the board today! Ask there. Best cancer websites/pancreatic or via the Johns Hopkins Pancreatic cancer site under patient discussions-blog. Good Luck.
treatment is an individual choice but death is permenent and you can't take it back. Money should never be an issue, sounds like English medicine! This is a board of help and hope. We strive to survive and help others with treatment ideas. We are over 5 years past "3 months max" and learned much from this board.. No guaraantees in life, but " yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus" and we're trying to help others ...
Sometimes the tumor marker can go up because of inflamation at the site from chemo working.. Sometimes because of reasons other than PC. Enjoy your trip! .
"regular" radiation did leave scars for us but I think that's the advantage of "pinpoint" Not sure as our radiologist did say cyberknife could eliminiate the Whipple also because of scars. Can you have Nanoknife?.
Interested in the two nanoknifes. Same area?
My husband's went up from NED and we had a PET Scan done to see if there was metastactic disease!. He felt fine and there was spread. Did you have a PET scan?
Wife, mother, spouse of husband with pancreatic cancer, 60's Gemzar, Xelox, Nanoknife,
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