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  • galileesea has replied to a post on the message board

    Hi,  Yes, my dad (age 51, diagnosed stage 4 in May 2013) had clear scans for over a year, then a small recurrence in his liver, and now has had a clear scan again.  It is possible!  My dad does folfirinox.  He has never stopped treatment, but it has been more spread out (for awhile he did it once a month, now he does it every three weeks). I feel like not many people get to this point, so there ...

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    • galileesea has replied to a post on the message board

      Thanks a lot for your responses!  Bryan51, I'll be thinking about you as well!  It sounds like your situation is very similar to my dad's, so I'm certain you'll have good results!  To be honest, I don't think my dad ever got his last tumor marker, but the one before that was about 100.  So it's not as though it was perfect, but quite low.  I'll make sure he asks at his next chemo appointment...

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        Hello, all. My dad was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on May 2nd of this year.  He had mets to the liver.  He turned 50 on May 31st, was healthy, and never smoke or drank excessively.  Of course, this diagnosis broke our hearts, but we have gotten good very good news.  My dad did 9 rounds of folfirinox over 4 months and at his last scan, literally all of the cancer was gone.  Ther...

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          Hello, all.  My dad was diagnosed one month ago just before his 50th birthday.  He has stage 4 pancreatic cancer with some mets to his liver.  He was otherwise in good health; he did not smoke and hardly drank.  I'm posting this because we got some good news today, and I would love to hear some of your experiences to put it in perspective.  My dad's original ca19-9 level was 2,800, and toda...

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          About galileesea

          Caregiver, Researcher, Student
          Pancreatic Cancer
          Alternative Treatments, Cancer Nutrition, Cancer Treatments, Chemotherapy, Clinical Trials and Research, Conventional Treatments, Diet, Emotional Support, Radiation, Side Effects, Supplements, Surgery

          I am a 23 year old girl whose father was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in May of 2013. He turned 50 one month later. We received the news in October 2013, after 5 months of folfirinox, that he is in complete remission. This response is so rare and we are so grateful, but I am still afraid every day. He's the toughest person I know and I hope that the cancer will stay far away... The one thing I am able to contribute to his health is to encourage him to eat a very healthy, mostly vegan diet with lots of cruciferous vegetables.

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