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    RugbyMom - r u still on gemzar?  Were u ever able to control the pain?

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      I am winding down my 8th week of Gem/Abrax.  Is anyone else experiencing pain as a side effect.  I started out with numbness in the left armpit/shoulder.  Now I am constantly dealing with pain in the left arm/shoulder.  It goes thru my tricep, funny bone in elbow and tingling in small & ring fingers.  I started out taking hydrocodon-acetaminophen as needed.  Then it got down to every...

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        Re: UCSD  thx for the website.  I'll have to ask my doc what his long term plan is with me.  I guess I have a right to now.  All I know now is he needs to get thru 3 rnds of 3 wks on & 1 week off.  After that they compare ct/pet scans before and after.  Up until then, I guess he is in the dark as I am.  I'm the first patient to use this combination at his location.  I lost...

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          Scott My wife tried unsuccessfully to get the research from UCSD.  We live in Mission Viejo and have daughter living in Chula Vista.  So we would be very interested in any info re: BMJ so close to us. I was dx in July with stage 4 inoperable PC.  I'm doing my 5th infusion of Gemzar/Abraxane as I do this post.  You have given me a few more key words to research - Sulforaphane & Metformin.&nbs...

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            That's awesome.  I can't believe you lost 30 lbs.  138 lbs does not seem like alot on a 5'4" frame.  You should be real proud of yourself.  I've been told that as a cancer patient, I should not consume more than 1/2 cup of fruit per day!  That's not alot of fruit and I LOVE fruit.  You are getting more sugar than I am from your veggies and fruit.  I'm on a high protein diet and I'm ...

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              Hi Lespauldude Curious to know where the published papers regarding bitter melon came from.  My wife is in contact with Univ of Colo.    So far everything she has read about BM has been done on mice and pancreatic cancer cells in a petri dish.  Would appreciate any info. Ron

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                Hi RugbyMom Just curious, you say you are primarily plant based diet, little fat, and have gained weight.  Wat is your minimum daily calorie requirements.  How many calories do you think you consume per day?  Do you watch your sugar consumption daily?  Do you drink protein drinks such as Ensure, Muscle Milk, etc?

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                  Never had gluclose problems.  The last blood test prior to PC dx said my gluclose was at 114.  My family doctor said it was a pink flag (not red) relative to diabeties not knowing that it mite be related to my pancreas.  The only reason I sent u a private msg was becus I didn't know anyother way to get a question to you specifically. 

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                    Hi Bryan - just bought a juicer.  The stores here have Asian bitter melon.  How much bitter melon do u hav to use to get 2 tbsp?  I've been using the pills cus that's wat they used in the studies at U of Colo.  My doctor wants me on a high protein diet; so, i have my work cut out to get minimum daily calorie intake.   My math says you r starting yur 5th month of chemo.  I'm just st...

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                      God bless you bestfriendmom.  U r an incredible woman.  Please take real good care of yourself.  Lean on your friends.

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                      About eltororon

                      Patient
                      Pancreatic Cancer
                      Cancer Nutrition, Clinical Trials and Research, Diet, Side Effects

                      Just recently diagnosed with inoperable stage 4 PC. Started Gemzar/Abraxane late July. lst week off chemo 081513. Live in so. calif. Cut sugar intake from God knows what to practically any. Based on everyone's posts, considering looking at CTCA in AZ. Formulating questions for phone consultation.

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