pancreatic cancer stage4

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pancreatic cancer stage4

by boomerzoomer on Thu Feb 27, 2014 09:42 PM

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Hi. I am a caregiver for my sister. In March 2013 she was told,and has been taking chemo treatments ever since.In November 2013 there was a small shrinkage on the tumor.After being scanned again 2-4-14 we was told the cancer had increased and that they were sorry to give us the bsd news.the cancer center only has 2 doctors  treating diff. cancers and a lot of patients.We are torn apart and don't know what to do next.vesean @charter.net   thank you all        And God Bless

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by cb531 on Sat Mar 01, 2014 09:06 PM

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So sorry for your bad news :( you have the right to keep fighting find a new Dr to help. Sending hugs Cathy

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by josnev on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:53 AM

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May God give you all strength to face these new challenges. I am very sorry and sad that you all have received this news. I agree with the other reply, I think her name is Cathy, if your current doctor isn't wanting to continue to fight look for another one who is. My husband's doctor supported his decisions when the cancer was winning the battle. Sometimes trying what my husband wanted, I believe, gave us more time with him. His oncologist was willing & aggressive in his treatment of Stage IV PC.  I know you know this is a very stressful & emotional time, talk to your sister and find out what she wants to do from this point forward.  I will pray for all of you in this difficult journey.

God Bless, Josephine

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by rnrblazer on Tue Mar 04, 2014 07:11 PM

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Hi. I am a cancer survior. I have stage four pancreatic cancer. For two and a half months I've been fighting this monster. Thanks to God he is my physician. And CTCA Cancer Treatment of America is Gods hands to comfort me. CTCA told me there is no experation date stamped on the bottom of my foot. I believe with the above and a positive attitude is keeping me alive today. May God Bless you and your family.

Rich

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by Melissa78 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 07:05 AM

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Gosh, Do I ever know what you are going through. I am terribly sorry. My husband has stage 4 PC and WAS on the Folfirinox chemo up here in Canada. Anyway, it was working for about 16 rounds until another tumour had started growing and then after realizing that the cancer is spreading and he became immuned to the chemo, they started him on Gemcitabine and abraxane, hoping it's gonna give him a little more time. Well since then he started, it brought his white blood cell count too low where it was too dangerous to be on that drug, so gemcitabine it is and only that. These last couple months, his pain is terrible. He's on 30mg morphine, 12mg fantanyl and 80mg of methadone 3 times a day and he's still in pain. He has been sceduled for another chemo treatment this coming Monday and after his blood work he will determine if hes gonna continue on. My poor husband is exhausted and he has no strength. He went from being 255lbs to 150lbs . He was diagnosed in Oct 2012. So when you say you feel "torn apart" .. just know that you are not alone against this battle of this terrible illness. I married my husband last Sunday in our home. He's 38 and I didn't think I would be a caregiver to my husband at 36. Chin up and know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers. 

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by ginger992 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 09:38 PM

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On Mar 05, 2014 7:05 AM Melissa78 wrote:

Gosh, Do I ever know what you are going through. I am terribly sorry. My husband has stage 4 PC and WAS on the Folfirinox chemo up here in Canada. Anyway, it was working for about 16 rounds until another tumour had started growing and then after realizing that the cancer is spreading and he became immuned to the chemo, they started him on Gemcitabine and abraxane, hoping it's gonna give him a little more time. Well since then he started, it brought his white blood cell count too low where it was too dangerous to be on that drug, so gemcitabine it is and only that. These last couple months, his pain is terrible. He's on 30mg morphine, 12mg fantanyl and 80mg of methadone 3 times a day and he's still in pain. He has been sceduled for another chemo treatment this coming Monday and after his blood work he will determine if hes gonna continue on. My poor husband is exhausted and he has no strength. He went from being 255lbs to 150lbs . He was diagnosed in Oct 2012. So when you say you feel "torn apart" .. just know that you are not alone against this battle of this terrible illness. I married my husband last Sunday in our home. He's 38 and I didn't think I would be a caregiver to my husband at 36. Chin up and know that you are both in my thoughts and prayers. 

do you know how he got it or why?? I have read your story and my heart goes out to you. God bless yourfamily.

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by murf99 on Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:16 PM

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Melissa,

Please do not delay, get your husband to Dr. Ben Chue in Seattle, now. My wife is Stage 4 PC and on the "Chue Protocol" she's seen her CA19-9 (Cancer Tumor Marker) DECREASE from 40,820 to 3,500 on just 5 treatments and is completely off her morphine. There is a Canadian patient there who started with a CA 19-9 of over 218,000, Stage 4 PC with multiple mets, his CA 19-9 is now 84 and his PET scan is completely clear. I firmly believe this is the only possible chance you have of saving your husband. Don't wait for good luck, make some happen. Murf99

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