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So sorry to hear about your husband and yourself.  Any kind of cancer is scary stuff.  I had cyberknife treatment for lung cancer in 2007 and I am still here.  It started in 2002 when I had my upper right lobe surgically removed and the Dr found a small lesion in the lower right lobe.  I know your husband has a brain tumor, but in my case, there were  no ill effects from the cyberknife treatments.  I have been a non smoker all my life, so the whole thing came out of left field.  Take things a day at a time and hope your husband can have the cyberknife treatment.  In the meantime,  take care of yourself as well. 

Call the ent and see if they can  move the appt up, or if they will not or cannot,  get another ent.  Don't wait around. 

I had lung cancer in 2002 and another type of lung cancer in 2007 (yes, there is more than one type), AND I am a non-smoker!  When I came down with the 2nd one, it was too small to biopsy, so they did a pet scan.  It didn't show any cancer, but the nodule continued to grow very, very slowly, until, after two years, it finally got to 1 cm, at which time they did a biopsy.  During the intervening two years, another pet scan was done, which also showed no malignancy.  I also had ct scans every 6 months so they could see how much it had grown.  Those two years,  I almost went out of my mind. But,  after cyberknife treatment, My dr told me I am "stable", which means there's scar tissue where the nodule was, but the scar tissue has not changed.  Bottom line, in my opinion, the only sure way to tell is to remove a portion, if possible, and put it under a microscope.  I had insurance that paid for most of it at the time.  Let the doctor worry about pet scan vs ct scan.  You live your life just as you did before.  Good luck and best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. 

Would you share your diet, and what is encapuated vitaminC?  How do apricot pits help?  Congratulations on your survival.

I don't believe in expiration dates except on dairy products!  Tell your doctor, with all due respect, it is his job to keep you alive.  You have your whole life ahead of you and you are going to live it.  Do what is necessary regarding treatments, try to keep the same routine you had before the diagnosis. It will give you some control over what happened to you.   If you are still breathing each morning, get out of bed, brush your teeth, and thank our dear Lord for another day!  Keep fighting, because one day cancer will be a thing of the past, and I want to make sure you are around to say bye, bye to the big C!

Although my cancer of 10 years ago was lung and not pancreatic, I can relate to how you are feeling. I wasn't so much angry as I was confused and terrified, because I never smoked and couldn't understand how I could get that kind of cancer.  But, it happened, and you do what you have to do.   Don't listen to people who give out "expiration" dates.  That is absurd! Keep you nourishment up, be with people, try to keep your normal routine as much as possible.  It will help you feel more in control.  Some day someone will come up with a treatment that will knock pancreatic cancer on it's rear end, if I may be so bold, and I want you to be around with it happens.   My heart goes out to all of you. 

Good luck and hope for speedy and complete recovery.  Might want to revisit the doctor's advice, in addition to what your father is eating and drinking.  In my case, they removed the upper right lung and said there was no need for chemo or radiation.  Then about 5 years later,  I had to have cyberknife for a different kind of lung cancer in the same lung.   Being a non smoker,  I still can't understand how I got it.  I did drink Jason Winters Tea, which is supposed to be good on your immune system.  It can be found at health food stores. 

A person can most definitely survive after adenocarcinoma.  Ten years ago November 11, I had my upper right lobe removed.   In 2007, I had another type of lung cancer, squamous cell.  Had it treated with cyberknife.  Condition stable.  I feel fine.  Staying very busy.   Not enough hours in the day.  No time to think or dwell on unhappy thoughts.  Lifelong non smoker.  Don't know how I got it.  Probably second hand smoke.  Get out there an enjoy yourself.  Most important holiday to me is Thanksgiving. 

You've got the right idea.  One day at a time, not just for cancer, but for life!  Now, it's time to go out and enjoy yourself.  Be with family and friends, do happy things, get some excersize, if you can tolerate it.  Walking does wonders for your spirit as well as your phyiscal health.  Good luck and best wishes. You WILL survive!

I was diagnosed in Oct 2002 with non small cell adenocarcinoma and I'm still here.  They took out my upper right lobe and did not do chemo because the nodes were clear, although I actually asked for it; then a couple years later CT scan showed  something in the lower right.  It was too small to biopsy, but it was growing, very, very slowly.  In 2007, it was large enough to biopsy (1cm) and it turned out to be squamous cell carcinoma.  Still lung cancer but different variety. I had NO symptoms with either one. I never had chemo, but the second time, they did a procedure called cyberknife, which is high dose radiation.  I went for 3 treatments and that was it.  So far, so good.  If the Dr. would have recommended chemo,  I would have been happy to have it.  I know it's hard-my son had it for 6 months in 1982 after surgery for another type of cancer; but the bible says, this too shall pass, and it will.  He is alive and well, married with a wonderful wife and son.  Best wishes.

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