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    My brother was diagnosed with pc + liver mets in oct 2014. Treatment of abraxane and gemcitabine commenced 2 weeks later (3 weeks on, 1 week off). At beginning of treatment his ca19-9 was 74, after 1 cycle down to 10, after 2nd cycle 5 and holding there. Various side effects along the way, nothing too drastic. However after 5 months of treatment, the side effects are catching up with him. His first 3monthly scan s...

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      Did your treatment involve surgery or chemo?

      April 14, 2015 view post
      • lynjohn has replied to a post on the message board

        Glendav: have only just come across your post as am new the this site. Would very much like to know the name of the cream you mention for relief of neuropathy.  I live in the UK but that wouldn't stop me from getting hold of this product !! Would very much appreciate your help. Regards, lynda

        March 23, 2015 view post
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          My brother was diagnosed with pc with mets to liver in oct 2014.  He  began chemotherapy (gemcitabine and abraxane) the following week. (3weeks on, one week rest). Suffered various side effects I.e. hair loss, flu like symptoms,  a short period of blurred vision,  skin rash, numbness in some fingers and aching limbs. Became  depressed because of all these side effects,  but then came the...

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            I'm sharing my experience from the u.k. My brother was diagnosed with pc in oct 2014.  He began his chemo one week later (gemcitabine and abraxane). Completed his first 3month session and had his 1st scan three weeks ago. Great results: his tumour has shrunk by 30% and mets from 1.3cm to  1.0cm. Had the second dose of his second round of chemo this week.  Main side effect seems to be approx 4hrs afte...

            February 27, 2015 view discussion
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