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  • chuck1943 has replied to a post on the message board

    I take ondansetron for the first three days after infusion, works for mr. Dont settle for one thing, averybody reacts differently, push docs for more help.

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      All of us react differently to the cancer and to the treatments, and the cancer reacts differently to each treatment. The doctors don't know how your dad will react. I've had several different treatments over two and a half years, some good and some not so much. There have been times when I've come close to calling it quits but then I'll have a good spell and thankfully I continued the treatments and am still here to...

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        Just being with family and being treated like everyone else. I hate being treated like I'm on the way out, even though I probably am. Being treated the same as every one else means a lot. And no lifetime subscriptions to any mags.

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          Time is the most important thing when dx with prostrate cancer. It sounds like your doc has wasted a lot of time. If I was you I would look for a hospital with the right docs and staff to act fast. At the beginning this cancer can move so fast that just a week can make a big difference on what treatment can be done. Run, don't walk for another opinion.

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            There is always hope, even with pc and attitude keeps many of us going. I understand what my odds are but stay as possative as I can. My family is realistic about what is going on but we don't dwell on the bad side and try to keep upbeat, I'll fight to the point where I become a burden.

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              What does your mom. Think, we that have pc understand that the odds are we are terminal and should have the facts given to them so we can make the decision as to how we want to handle quality of life. I'm going through that right now and have to decide on a little longer life with affects of treatment or gjust injoying what I have with out it.

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                As ha husband in kinda the same position can I suggest trying to talk your hubby to tell the oncologist himself, nothing p.o. Me more that when I think my wife throwers me under the bus, even though it for my own good. Maybe talk to the oncologist and give him or her a heads up and he or she can lead him into the right questions. Just a word from a thick headed husband hoping to help

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                  I've been been on and off gemzar a couple of time and never in counters fever, but have been told that having fever is one thing I should notify onconloges or chemo nurse about. So mabe a call to you onconloges will help. They are or ahold be there to help and don't shy away Fromm calling them. Sometimes they assume we know the answers and sont warn us about the side effects.

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                    I went in for chemo yesterday and missed being able to get his words on line to perk me up, things aren't the same on here since his passing, my wife spoke to Dawn recently and they are moving forward and thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Certainly is a hole on this site......Chuck

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                      I have gone through several different treatments, some good, some not so much. I looked at where I stand and know the time will come when it is quality of what is left as opposed to going on and suffering through treatments that will never cure you.i know it is a bad place to be but tale into consideration what the patient is going through, maybe making what he has left is more mportant than trying to prolong what is...

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                      About chuck1943

                      Patient
                      Pancreatic Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer
                      Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Emotional Support, Radiation, Surgery

                      I had an itch, started around november of 09.Developed jaundice on december 16. went to e.r., was transported to Boston and diagnosed on Dec. 18. had whipple on dec 31st. started chemo on feb 24, just starting my last series of chemo on sept 1. Handeling all treatments well, feeling good, worried about what happens after treatment ends. Have gotten through all treatments for pc and things are well, developed a swollem lympth nodee on neck and ws dx with tounge cnacer, non related to pc. Just finishing up seven weeks of chemo and radiation, treatment from hell, new results from pet ct scan, nodes on lungs enlarging, biopsy this week.

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