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    A quick suggestion for PC patients:  If Neuropathy becomes unmanagable, approach your doctor to see if see daily pill of Cymbolta helps.  If fatigue/dullness in the brain (excessive sleep) is a problem from side effect of chemo/cancer, consider asking your doctor for daily dose of Ritalin (1-2 pills/day).  Take Protein shakes w. good amount of milk in the morning. Treat food like medicine, you need ...

    December 26, 2015 view discussion
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      pls contact Johns Hopkins or other centers for clinical trials on GVAX Vaccine ASAP. 

      July 27, 2015 view post
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        Thanks so much; My partner has mets in the liver. Gem ABX has shrunk the mets in the liver, pancreatic tumor is held stable after 6 treatment. He is well, weight is stable, eats well. Three weeks ago, he developed inflamation in the index finge. His CA 19 went up from 3K to 4.5K in three weeks. Doctors tell me that it is stable, CA moves around.  He had his 8th chemo (bi-weekely) yesterday. Doing well, bit worr...

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          Hi Cathy:  Good afternoon. Did your mom's CA # go up and down during 19th months? My partner is on GEM ABX (2nd line) after failed Folfox (4 treatment). His #s came down by 80% during the 1st. 6 sessions and 7th and 8th, it went by again. I am not sure what this is. we are waiting for the oncologist to call us.  dabag

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            this is good, drop in CA-19  demonstrate the reduction in tumor burden... keep it positive and lots of rest, good veggies and exercise when possilble. 

            April 28, 2015 view post
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              Hi Jess: We had the same issue with Folfirinox, cancer grew w. mets in the liver during 2-month treatment (started Dec 17th 2014).  My partner went on Gem-Abx since mid April, after four chemo sessions, his CA #s are down by 91%... side effects are less (but lost all hair :-(). works 10 hrs/day.  My partner is on bi-weekly treatment sessions (1 week on and  1 week off) if you have comments, we w...

              April 28, 2015 view post
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                Do you know which doctor/location he is seen by? We would like to contact this doctor to seek possible consultation? You could send this info via private email.  Thanks

                April 24, 2015 view post
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                  Do you know which doctor/location he is seen by? We would like to contact this doctor to seek possible consultation? You could send this info via private email.  Thanks, Devi 

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                    If his health is good, pls sign up for clincial trials... now we have 3rd line treatment options available for pancreartic cancer patients.  Pls go on: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ and look for trials nearby

                    April 24, 2015 view post
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                      Good morning Patty, Any updates on the treament?

                      April 24, 2015 view post
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