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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Updated!!! Think you have Pancreatic Cancer? Not yet diagnosed? Please read!

    A thread for those undiagnosed. You may now post your concerns in the "Worried About Possible Cancer" forum, which can be found here:...

    Started by DebbieC, 07-03-2013 03:14 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Suggestions as your loved one nears the end

    I have been spending some time reading this forum today and thought, for many, it might be the time to pen some suggestions through my own recent...

    Started by marykins, 08-06-2012 05:52 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: PanCan Clinical Trials

    One of our members, Queensville, sent me a PM last night with an idea about posting a sticky in our forum with info about clinical trials. It didn’t...

    Started by DebbieC, 12-05-2012 01:01 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Small Tips to make the PC journey easier

    Hi, I thought it would be nice if we could have a place where we post our own small sucesses in making the lives of our loved ones easier. 1. ...

    Started by Queensville, 02-22-2012 01:48 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: PanCan 101

    This thread is a brief overview of Pancreatic Cancer, its symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, common conditions and side effects, and resources for...

    Started by DebbieC, 05-07-2014 12:46 AM
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    05-07-2014 01:09 AM Go to last post
  1. 2nd round of FOLFIRINOX

    So yesterday was round 2 and thank goodness for Atropine, Emend and Aloxi because he has absolutely no nausea, diarrhea or vomiting at all. Other...

    Started by MaryMary73, 08-20-2014 01:24 PM
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    Yesterday 10:12 PM Go to last post
  2. I want to give up....any advice?

    Last week I had #3 of my G/A infusion. I had the week from hell. Constipation, incredible bowel pain, low grade fevers every day, hot flashes and...

    Started by emilyjr, 07-18-2014 06:37 PM
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  3. Pancreatic Cancer

    Hi: My wife was diagnosed with Inoperable Stage III Pancreatic Cancer in February of 2012. After 2 and a half years of fighting, 5 wks 2 summers ago...

    Started by lourache, Yesterday 01:21 AM
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    Yesterday 09:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Dad Diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

    Right after celebrating my parents 50th anniversary 5/30/14 my dad became ill...yellow skin; eyes. He went to the Dr. 6/10/14 getting MRI/CAT scan,...

    Started by dmg4, Yesterday 12:20 PM
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    Yesterday 09:05 PM Go to last post
  5. Question on scan report

    I picked up a copy of my first post surgery and chemo CT scan. I am wondering if anyone can translate this for me: "There is heterogeneous...

    Started by Coloradomom, 08-21-2014 06:04 PM
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    Yesterday 12:30 PM Go to last post
  6. too Low Hemoglobin in stage 4 pancreatic cancer please help!

    Hi everyone, My father 63 years old was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and liver metastasis and gastric invasion in April 28.From may we...

    Started by micaela17, 08-17-2014 12:35 PM
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    Yesterday 04:49 AM Go to last post
  7. Xeloda reaction

    I just finished my 4th round of Xeloda. The side effects have been some nausea and the annoying rash on my arms and hands. I called to schedule an...

    Started by PresbyEd, 08-20-2014 07:07 PM
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    08-21-2014 11:09 PM Go to last post
  8. the new dr wants my mom to try neulasta. has anyone tried it?

    My mom is never about trying it. I'm not sure why the new dr wants her to have this. The other two we've had wouldn't make her take it

    Started by daddydanks29, 08-20-2014 04:26 AM
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    08-21-2014 04:06 AM Go to last post
  9. 2 years

    Dad has had pc for two years at stage 4 Any others out there still.with us?

    Started by lisabella06, 08-10-2014 05:16 AM
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    08-20-2014 02:56 PM Go to last post
  10. Help keeping food down/gaining weight?

    My dad is on Gemcitabine (Gemzar) and Abraxane, and after the first two infusions, he got really sick (vomiting, fatigue and weakness) and actually...

    Started by bpsmith1, 08-17-2014 08:58 PM
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    08-19-2014 09:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Day 7 to Day 13 post FOLFIRINOX - update & question

    Aside from having to have a stent put in his bile duct this past Thursday, my husband's appetite and energy has skyrocketed since last Wednesday. He...

    Started by MaryMary73, 08-18-2014 07:23 PM
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    08-19-2014 12:21 PM Go to last post
  12. wish it was under better circumstances

    found this site to be the best shot at learning more about pancreatic cancer. there is a lot to read and so far i see the things that ya don't catch...

    Started by naturehd, 01-04-2014 09:42 PM
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    08-19-2014 12:17 PM Go to last post
  13. Here I go again!

    Hi guys all: Been off chemo for a month or so and in that time the ca19-9 marker went to 2100 then to 4400 so we're going back on Oxalaplatin and...

    Started by washingtonmike, 08-14-2014 02:21 PM
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    08-18-2014 10:59 PM Go to last post
  14. Why would my mom gave a reaction to the chemo after switching drs?

    My mom recently switched drs. She was on folfox for 3 months before switching, and she started folfox today at her new dr. I called her about 30...

    Started by daddydanks29, 08-18-2014 05:13 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-18-2014 08:24 PM Go to last post
  15. Radiation queries

    So hubby is booked, for stereotactic body radiation. http://www.cancercenter.com/treatments/stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy/ He will have...

    Started by sdrutledge, 07-26-2014 02:27 PM
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  16. CA9-19 heading back up, but slowly

    Dropped way down, 95% drop, then over last two months popped up about 1100 points. Scan in 3 weeks. Docs say the counts are only guides, but they...

    Started by TNative, 08-17-2014 03:12 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-17-2014 06:18 AM Go to last post
  17. One lady's bucket list

    Found this article on BBC this morning. Enjoy. http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20140803-the-bloom-of-cancer/1

    Started by washingtonmike, 08-16-2014 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-16-2014 11:03 PM Go to last post
  18. scan update not good

    well the results are in and they aren't too good! the pancrease decreased but the liver abdomin and lungs increased. Chemo not working. We are...

    Started by cb531, 08-13-2014 06:43 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-16-2014 06:58 PM Go to last post
  19. Just go the news now what stage 4

    Just got home from the hospital. With the stage 4 pancreatic cancer news. I have the office visit set up for next week and the port allready...

    Started by wallygator, 08-03-2014 03:48 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    08-16-2014 03:56 PM Go to last post
  20. Fatigue and weakness -- from chemo or cancer?

    My Mom had 1 treatment of FOLFIRINOX and it wound up putting her into the hospital for a week and now she's been in a nursing/rehab for 1 week (and...

    Started by Mom's Son, 08-16-2014 03:15 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-16-2014 03:53 PM Go to last post
  21. Inspiratinal Quotes

    I don't know if a thread like this exists here...or if its appropriate, but we are surrounded by sadness and grief. I just thought a thread of...

    Started by eveschnaze, 07-16-2014 11:34 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 616
    08-16-2014 04:52 AM Go to last post
  22. Another update with a question

    My husband's oncologist called me at 4.30 pm today to tell me that his liver enzymes are through the roof and she suspects a blocked bile duct. She...

    Started by MaryMary73, 08-13-2014 03:43 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 462
    08-14-2014 07:36 PM Go to last post
  23. Bringing my mom home

    Hi everyone! I just decided to post a vent...Ill apologize up front, it may be long Last we knew my mom was in stage II inoperable pancreatic...

    Started by eveschnaze, 01-07-2014 12:18 AM
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  24. Folfirinox question

    My husband received his first Folfirinox treatment on Aug 5th. The nausea is now well-controlled and but he just doesn't want to eat and he is...

    Started by MaryMary73, 08-07-2014 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 490
    08-12-2014 04:32 PM Go to last post
  25. a link to an interesting article about early detection blood tests (includes pancan)

    http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/529911/spotting-cancer-in-a-vial-of-blood/

    Started by Rod Holland, 08-12-2014 12:34 PM
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    08-12-2014 12:34 PM Go to last post
  26. Marijuana

    What's the latest following the 2006, 2011 and later articles indicating that cannibinoids kill pancreatic cancer cells?

    Started by TNative, 03-24-2014 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    08-11-2014 05:59 PM Go to last post
  27. Just coming in for an update I guess

    Hello everyone. I've been away for awhile and just wanted to post something, so here I am! My mom's been doing fantastic on folfox. She's had minimal...

    Started by daddydanks29, 08-06-2014 09:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-11-2014 08:15 AM Go to last post
  28. Paper: BRCA PanCan patients receiving platinum chemo show superior OS statistics

    In a study comparing platinum-based chemotherapy to non-platinum chemotherapies for BRCA1 & BRCA2 pancreatic cancer patients, this study found...

    Started by ddessert, 08-04-2014 11:11 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 323
    08-09-2014 06:42 PM Go to last post
  29. Can chemo cocktails vary from dr to dr?

    We are switching drs due to insurance reasons and I'm just wondering if one drs folfox can vary slightly compared to another drs folfox. I know...

    Started by daddydanks29, 08-09-2014 05:41 AM
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    08-09-2014 06:33 PM Go to last post
  30. 2012 Takahashi article on Perineural Invasion etc in a Setting of Preoperative CRT

    Are any of you familiar with the astounding statistics for 130, T3 patients presented in this Japanese paper that was published in the Annals of...

    Started by Rod Holland, 08-08-2014 12:16 AM
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    08-08-2014 04:54 AM Go to last post
  31. Great news finally

    Cancer marker down to 52 after 3 doses of folfrinox.

    Started by monoyoung, 08-06-2014 06:42 PM
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    08-07-2014 12:13 PM Go to last post
  32. Question on Adjuvant Chemotherapy

    Hi everybody! I've been a lurker here for awhile, reading all the numerous informative posts, and trying to gather myself some hope and...

    Started by forhope, 07-29-2014 12:06 PM
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    08-07-2014 08:01 AM Go to last post
  33. Details of Moms Passing - Warning** Not an Easy Read

    I want to start this thread by saying it is not for everyone. I believe in honesty and information, so consider this your warning that this thread...

    Started by ElleM, 05-08-2014 04:12 PM
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    08-06-2014 10:44 PM Go to last post
  34. First chemo today...

    And my poor sweet husband already vomited everything he ate. I continue to pray that his young age and his otherwise good health will help him battle...

    Started by MaryMary73, 08-06-2014 02:22 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-06-2014 06:15 PM Go to last post
  35. folfox vs folfirinox

    Are the results greatly different between the two? Can someone just give me some info on the differences and effectiveness of both? Thank you?

    Started by daddydanks29, 08-06-2014 01:58 AM
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    08-06-2014 01:58 AM Go to last post
  36. Folfirinox, nausea, and appetite

    My Mom is 9 days into her first Folfirinox treatment and she is still having intermittant bouts of nausea. Her appetite has also been weak and she's...

    Started by Mom's Son, 08-01-2014 06:16 PM
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    08-05-2014 11:54 PM Go to last post
  37. Does this sound like Stage IV to you too?

    Hello everyone, I am new, and I joined to find out more information about pancreatic cancer, which I recently found out my mother in law has. ...

    Started by Juniper, 08-05-2014 07:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-05-2014 10:34 PM Go to last post
  38. I need some advices ...

    I'm new in this forum and i'm sorry about my bad english. I'm from Viet Nam. My elder sister just been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer that has...

    Started by Tuan Ha, 07-31-2014 05:26 AM
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    08-03-2014 01:14 PM Go to last post
  39. A tiny bit of good news...

    My husband (41 yrs old) is starting Folfirinox on Tuesday at a private clinic in Toronto and has been accepted as a patient by renowned surgeon Dr....

    Started by MaryMary73, 08-02-2014 01:05 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-03-2014 12:55 PM Go to last post
  40. Newby and need help!

    My 48 year old husband was diagnosed in our local ER with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on May 29th 2014. It's been a struggle with his pain-he tried...

    Started by Lorri J., 08-02-2014 11:51 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-03-2014 03:33 AM Go to last post
  41. My daddy diagnosed with Stage IVb with liver & peritoneum mets

    My Daddy was diagnosed with stage IV PC with liver mets. My question is, how could this be missed by 2 CT scans, 2 negative biopsies, ultrasound and...

    Started by DaddysGirl4ever, 08-02-2014 03:10 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-02-2014 11:52 AM Go to last post
  42. TS1 + Gemcitabine

    My father was recently diagnosed with Stage IV PC, which spread to the liver & bone. I'm not sure if these posts are still being monitored, but...

    Started by Son of Anarchy, 08-01-2014 03:18 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    08-01-2014 03:53 AM Go to last post
  43. Digestive issue

    Anyone have experience with horrible hemaroid issues? Suppositories do not seem to be helping. He is not constipated even gas seems to cause extreme...

    Started by monoyoung, 07-28-2014 05:31 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 327
    08-01-2014 02:59 AM Go to last post
  44. Reached a new plateau

    Hi Everyone: I've been sort of preoccupied lately but finally getting back into the swing of things. On my last PET/CT scan a couple of weeks ago...

    Started by washingtonmike, 07-26-2014 01:38 AM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 674
    07-31-2014 04:35 PM Go to last post
  45. Exclamation HELP: Newly Diagnosed... METASTATIC PANCREATIC CANCER (STAGE IVB)

    My DAD has just been diagnosed with Pancreatic Carcinoma that has metastasized all the way to his lung (Stage IVB). Two other family members are also...

    Started by VIRGO, 08-11-2011 01:35 PM
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    07-31-2014 04:58 AM Go to last post
  46. Stage IV - mixed messages

    My dad was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer last week. We were surprised as the GI who did the biopsy had said it was confined to the...

    Started by bpsmith1, 07-29-2014 04:32 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-29-2014 09:34 PM Go to last post
  47. Fundraising for PanCan

    I lost my aunt earlier this month to Pancreatic Cancer and am hoping we can advance detection methods for this horrible disease. I'm not sure if...

    Started by flamingoezz, 07-21-2014 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 255
    07-29-2014 01:58 PM Go to last post
  48. FOLFIRINOX - 1 down, ? to go

    Well my Mom had her first treatment of FOLFIRINOX today. So far so good. Dr. told her most likely side effect, aside from fatigue, would be...

    Started by Mom's Son, 07-23-2014 11:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 419
    07-29-2014 01:26 PM Go to last post
  49. Irinotecan in Pancreatic cancer, second line,side effects

    Hello, my name is Micaela and I am from Romania, in late April my father age 62 years was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with liver metastases and...

    Started by micaela17, 07-24-2014 01:48 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-29-2014 08:17 AM Go to last post
  50. under Hospice care now. How quickly things change.

    After a night in the hospital~ calcium very high and confusion and pain. Prayers for a peaceful passing. I love him.

    Started by sdk, 07-15-2014 03:53 AM
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    07-27-2014 06:23 AM Go to last post

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