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  • sulemkau has replied to a post on the message board

    Karen    Thank you!  It helps just knowing we are not the only ones out there.  How is your strength? Do you do any PT?  Have you any indication the chemo is working? Thanks

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    • sulemkau has replied to a post on the message board

      Hello  My husband started on this combo in April.  He had sugery in November and all was well with markers at 14!  He had a scan in April and there was "some recurrence" and he was put on Gemcitabine/Abraxane. He is 2 weeks on and 1 off.  The side effects have been very severe with all his hair gone his feet and ankles swollen and red and horrible diarrhea. He has had temps as high as 104 and is s...

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      • sulemkau has replied to a post on the message board

        He just had chemo.Hopefully willnot have to do radiation but we shall see what the ct scan says next week. What a god awful disease. I will say prayers for you all. Best wishes and luck too!

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        • sulemkau has replied to a post on the message board

          My husband had almost the same experience. After interveiwing and speaking to several oncologists we have been very happy with Dr Howard Bruckner in the Bronx. My husbands tumor is in the same area and after 4 months it has been miraculously reduced and his tumor numbers are way down! We were told we had little chance for surgery...not now.The surgeons are even amazed.  Good Luck and don't give up hope.  

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