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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: PanCan Clinical Trials

    ****** THIS THREAD IS NOT A DISCUSSION THREAD. ****** PLEASE POST INFORMATION ON CLINICAL TRIALS WITH THE NAME OF THE DRUG/TREATMENT IN THE...

    Started by lancepeace, 03-20-2012 08:07 PM
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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 02:48 AM
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    11-19-2014 11:19 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Updated!!! Think you have Pancreatic Cancer? Not yet diagnosed? Please read!

    A thread for the 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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  1. Update on Emily

    Hello Everyone, I saw your messages and gave her a call at lunch to let her know you are all thinking of her. I read her your messages and I...

    Started by Queensville, Yesterday 04:44 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  2. The Cycle Continues - part 2

    Despite all of the best prayers, wishes, and positive energy sent our way, Iíve had a recurrence of my pancreatic cancer. Iíve beaten the odds for...

    Started by BobInBonita, Yesterday 03:50 AM
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    Yesterday 09:11 PM Go to last post
  3. MRI results

    My dear husband has 4 lesions on his liver, not just 2. He refused to go to the appointment today so I left a msg for the oncologist to call me. I...

    Started by MaryMary73, 04-23-2015 05:50 PM
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  4. Exclamation Total pancreatectomy

    My wife underwent a total pancreatectomy on Jan. 28 of this year. She was diagnosed with PC on Nov. 28th involving two tumors, one in the head and...

    Started by tfinne, 04-09-2015 03:41 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    Yesterday 07:01 PM Go to last post
  5. Renate's Story

    Most of us visit look frantically to see what to expect, it isn't a pregnancy and there are not millions of books... It is a vicious murder who is...

    Started by Gone but not forgotten, Yesterday 01:44 AM
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    Yesterday 06:50 PM Go to last post
  6. FOLFIRINOX (5-FU -> Xeloda)

    Has anyone asked about substituting the 5-FU pump with the pill form Xeloda? Xeloda breaks down to 5-FU inside the body, but I've never seen anyone...

    Started by ddessert, Yesterday 06:26 PM
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    Yesterday 06:46 PM Go to last post
  7. boy does this feel like the end

    I know it's not, just feeling like it it, sleeping all the time, fell last night (don't remember on what though) just that no energy and no strength....

    Started by emilyjr, 04-17-2015 05:08 PM
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  8. My mother may have pancreatic cancer but they wont do the tests to check.

    My Mother was hospitalized in October with severe stomach pain and about 60lbs unintended weight loss. They saw she had several blood clots the most...

    Started by tcena27, 02-11-2015 03:51 PM
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  9. MOM PASSED DUE TO CANCER

    My mom was diagnosed 4 months ago with diabetes. Her doctor never bothered to look further into anything. Since then she progressively went down...

    Started by ANGIELUVSSHAWN, 05-20-2005 05:57 AM
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  10. From Bowel Resection to Pancreatic Cancer

    Hello everyone! This is my first time posting anything though I have read several postings over the last couple of months. My husband Carl came home...

    Started by kt3323, 04-22-2015 07:55 PM
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    04-24-2015 03:48 PM Go to last post
  11. Chills/shaking as side effect Abrahams + gemcitabine

    my dad recently started on abraxane and gemcitabine (2nd treatment on Monday), after 24 folfirinox sessions. He was doing great on folfirinox, very...

    Started by amyann16, 04-22-2015 09:24 PM
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    04-23-2015 03:46 AM Go to last post
  12. Dad's Cancer is Back

    I haven't been on in so long….my dad was diagnosed over three years ago, had the Whipple, did chemo, etc. Was told chemo wasn't working, stopped...

    Started by mommytotwo, 04-11-2015 02:21 AM
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  13. Scanxiety

    CT scan today for Ed to see if it has spread to his back. We did call Hospice in to help with pain management and what a difference. Changed up his...

    Started by monoyoung, 04-17-2015 01:45 PM
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    04-22-2015 12:51 PM Go to last post
  14. Father diagnosed with pancreatic cancer now going through chemo

    Hey, My father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year in november and started chemo shortly after(once a week for 3 weeks straight then 1...

    Started by jogkul, 02-25-2015 09:29 AM
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    04-21-2015 07:01 PM Go to last post
  15. The cycle continues

    It seems just when everything is looking good, Wham! Several months ago I posted about a scare I had with a spot on my lung found during routine...

    Started by BobInBonita, 04-03-2015 04:44 AM
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    04-21-2015 03:19 AM Go to last post
  16. Doesn't look good for my sweet husband

    We met with his medical oncologist today. He told us that whatever is on his liver seems to be metastasis and not scar tissue. We get the results of...

    Started by MaryMary73, 04-15-2015 12:34 AM
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    04-21-2015 02:12 AM Go to last post
  17. One Week on Hospice

    Well it's been one week now with Hospice taking care of my hubby, Jim....They are doing an excellent job. However it is so hard on me some of the...

    Started by Carol Wal, 04-18-2015 02:02 AM
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    04-20-2015 04:13 PM Go to last post
  18. Chemo Break

    I spoke to my sister tonight. Her oncologist is suggesting a 2 month chemo break as since removing the Oxaliplaten from her regimen, it seems like...

    Started by shersart, 04-19-2015 12:51 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    04-19-2015 02:55 AM Go to last post
  19. Gemcitabine & Abraxane

    Please be honest...how brutal is this chemo combo? I know that Gem is quite mild but I don't know much about Abraxane. I don't want him to suffer and...

    Started by MaryMary73, 04-18-2015 01:19 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-19-2015 02:42 AM Go to last post
  20. It's the Weekend

    Hopefully, peace, family, friendship and good luck for everyone putting up the fight. We all need a breakthrough--of some kind. It's clear there are...

    Started by TNative, 04-18-2015 06:07 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-18-2015 02:25 PM Go to last post
  21. Last chance!

    So, hubbie had a scan last week and the results are not good.The chemo he's been on - folfiri- is no longer working. The tumour has doubled in size...

    Started by jeb6312, 04-15-2015 08:42 AM
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    04-16-2015 03:18 AM Go to last post
  22. GTX-C Experience for Stage IV patient

    Hi all, I thought I'd write about my dad's experience on GTX-C as I haven't seen this written about anywhere else on the forum. If you have had...

    Started by lxrlllxf, 04-11-2015 12:20 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-12-2015 05:10 PM Go to last post
  23. PanCan's Patient Central Associates (was PALS)

    The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (https://www.pancan.org/) (PanCan.org (https://www.pancan.org/)) is a USA-based organization that offers...

    Started by ddessert, 04-12-2015 03:29 PM
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  24. Incontenence - Help!!

    Second time it's hit and I've ordered depend diapers (easier tab one like real diapers to clean up) and some bed pads. It hit out of the blue. ...

    Started by emilyjr, 04-09-2015 04:25 PM
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    04-12-2015 09:26 AM Go to last post
  25. Lung Pleural Effusion Pancreatic Cancer

    One of my father's lungs has pleural effusion and is being drained. However, they're extracting a lot of blood mixed with the fluid and so far the...

    Started by lxrlllxf, 04-11-2015 01:03 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-11-2015 02:38 PM Go to last post
  26. Spending Easter in the Hospital

    Yesterday morning woke up to Jim in a bad way his blood sugar dropped to 37 gave juice,glucose tabs,ate,etc.....couldn't get it to come up.....He had...

    Started by Carol Wal, 04-05-2015 10:18 AM
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  27. Pain in hips

    Anyone experience pain in hip area? Ed is in horrible pain this morning in that area. Yesterday it was his lower back. Have had to double up on his...

    Started by monoyoung, 04-06-2015 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    04-10-2015 01:54 PM Go to last post
  28. Should we be worried?

    My mothers CA-19 levels were 36 on Oct 16th. The most recent ones are at 55. Should we be worried? I know it is a small rise but still.

    Started by SmokeyNYY, 01-17-2015 12:57 AM
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    04-08-2015 08:26 PM Go to last post
  29. New Here

    My husband has recently been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. I'm living my worst nightmare. I'm confused by the CA 19-9 markers. I read...

    Started by LKShipley, 04-03-2015 03:49 PM
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  30. Mike's been very sick today

    I have noticed Mike getting weaker the last few weeks and once in a while a little pain in the abdomen but hospice has done a really good job of...

    Started by annieosage, 04-05-2015 01:20 AM
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  31. 90 days...a milestone i guess

    It's been just over 3 months since Carlos passed.I"ve been lurking a bit here, and I guess I thought I'd report in. It is fair to say that despite...

    Started by sdrutledge, 03-03-2015 08:36 PM
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  32. Yttrium 90 Beads and Radioembolization

    What is the latest here? Any reports of overall survival benefits in Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer? It seems to be a last resort after chemotherapy,...

    Started by TNative, 04-04-2015 10:04 PM
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  33. Energy Boosters?

    This cancer is an energy drain for sure. Add chemo on top if it, and it's impossible for my mom to stay awake. Mom has been visiting for the last...

    Started by junepath, 04-04-2015 07:43 PM
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    04-04-2015 09:17 PM Go to last post
  34. Smoking during treatment

    So my mom has been doing chemo since November, but in no way has she ever indicated that she intends to quit smoking. I thought she might when she...

    Started by junepath, 04-03-2015 01:15 AM
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    04-04-2015 04:30 AM Go to last post
  35. PresbyEd - in the loving arms of his Lord

    It is with great sadness that I post about the passing of our dear member PresbyEd (http://www.cancerforums.net/members/32313-PresbyEd). Most of...

    Started by ddessert, 03-28-2015 12:41 AM
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  36. what to expect?

    Good day folks, I've been reading alot of posts here over the last two years and I am truly amazed by how strong you all are when dealing with...

    Started by dkeals, 04-03-2015 09:34 PM
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    04-04-2015 03:38 AM Go to last post
  37. Husband's update

    So today, we are 9 and 1/2 weeks post Whipple. Weight still low. Now on Remeron to help with appetite although he says he has an appetite and would...

    Started by MaryMary73, 03-29-2015 06:39 PM
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    04-03-2015 02:42 AM Go to last post
  38. My Dad has pancreatic cancer

    Hi all, Just found out the news this weekend and it has been pretty hard so far. My father is a 59 year old healthy man. He is at Sloan Kettering...

    Started by kwalsh109, 03-10-2015 09:31 PM
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  39. Rest in Peace Mom 3/31/2015

    My mom lost her 16 month battle against pancreatic cancer this afternoon. Unfortunately, I don't think she went peacefully and will take some time to...

    Started by Nessa, 04-01-2015 01:33 AM
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  40. First Line Treatment failed.. Now what?

    Wow it's been quite awhile since I last posted in July.. I have lurking here on and off in this forum but never thought I'd post again just so soon. ...

    Started by forhope, 03-11-2015 09:21 AM
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    04-01-2015 06:19 PM Go to last post
  41. Un-Happy Day

    Home from Doctor and the news is Jim's Cancer is back and growing......I'm so thankful for the extra time but am so sad about this...

    Started by Carol Wal, 03-12-2015 08:19 PM
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  42. Whipple surgeon - best on the east coast

    My mother was diagnosed with a 2.5 cm tumor on the head of her pancreas today. We are in Florida, but will travel to get it removed by a top whip...

    Started by Nycdana, 03-28-2015 04:25 AM
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  43. 60 Minutes

    Special on tonight about the Polio Vaccine aiding in shrinking cancerous tumors and that the trial has been offered to not only brain cancers but...

    Started by monoyoung, 03-30-2015 12:51 AM
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    03-31-2015 12:26 AM Go to last post
  44. Food & Drink Questions

    My mom has what she calls "the big thirst" and I'm not sure if it's cancer or chemo related, but she has commented on it more than once. She says...

    Started by junepath, 03-29-2015 03:03 AM
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  45. Pancreatic cancer for dad - age 84

    Dad went into hospital due to severe pain across his back after eating and was diagnosed with pancreatitis. ERCP procedure found a stone blocking...

    Started by Julie Julie, 01-01-2014 04:41 AM
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  46. The Ultimate

    Picked up kiddo after she was done work and we both decided it would be nice to treat hubby with his recent request - Dairy Queen's Chocolate...

    Started by Queensville, 01-22-2013 01:24 AM
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    03-28-2015 10:42 AM Go to last post
  47. extreme weight loss

    Is extreme weight loss a sign the end is near? Mom has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and recovering from Gemcitibine HUS. In the past 16 days she has...

    Started by Nessa, 03-16-2015 11:12 AM
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  48. PLEASE HELP! High CA 19-9 but clear CT scan?

    I completed treatment for PC two months ago. I had chemo, then the whipple, then chemo/radiation. Two weeks after finishing treatment, my tumor...

    Started by jenniferj47, 03-27-2015 11:23 PM
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    03-28-2015 03:58 AM Go to last post
  49. Larry's progress - the sequel

    Hi all, Iíve not posted an up-date since the end of 2006. At that time it was all about Larryís progress though treatment for esophageal cancer....

    Started by Jenny King, 02-06-2014 11:55 AM
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    03-27-2015 02:46 PM Go to last post
  50. Question about Liver Mets

    This is probably the dumbest question ever, but if you have liver mets and get chemo, what happens to the liver mets? (I ask about liver because that...

    Started by junepath, 03-26-2015 01:43 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 652
    03-27-2015 02:26 AM Go to last post

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