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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 06:52 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: PanCan Clinical Trials


    Started by lancepeace, 03-20-2012 09:07 PM
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  3. 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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  4. 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 01:46 AM
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  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 04:14 AM
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  1. Stress Reliever

    Well it has been a difficult time for everyone lately so I figure now might be the time to share my life a little bit... it will take your minds off...

    Started by Queensville, Yesterday 04:00 AM
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  2. Anyone with simular symptoms

    My wife has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (PNETs) and possible VIPoma (Verner-Morrison Syndrome). We have been waiting for over...

    Started by spiveyjoe, Yesterday 02:58 PM
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  3. Caregiver burnout

    It is happening to me. I am starting to really resent my husband and my life. I feel like I'm spiralling down really fast.

    Started by MaryMary73, 02-22-2015 01:45 PM
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    Yesterday 03:46 AM Go to last post
  4. 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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  5. 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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    02-26-2015 08:17 AM Go to last post
  6. Just bellyaching

    After a rough last weekend when we had to call the Hospice nurse for some help and relief, things seem to be moving a little bit. Unfortunately, the...

    Started by PresbyEd, 02-21-2015 03:02 AM
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    02-25-2015 04:34 PM Go to last post
  7. My sister passed away tonight

    My precious sister died tonight. Only six months since her diagnosis. She had a brain hemmorage and died peacefully surrounded by family that...

    Started by boonems, 02-21-2015 05:30 AM
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    02-24-2015 08:59 AM Go to last post
  8. Keep fighting...

    I was diagnosed with 4th stage pancreatic in sept 2014. CA19-9 marker at 140,000, spot on pancreas, liver liaisons, and lymph node lit up on the...

    Started by Suzq0526, 02-22-2015 06:35 AM
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    02-23-2015 07:33 AM Go to last post
  9. Update

    Today we are 31 days post-Whipple. No pain, no nausea. At all. He is able to eat everything and eats well and tolerates it completely. He has gained...

    Started by MaryMary73, 02-21-2015 03:56 AM
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    02-22-2015 01:18 AM Go to last post
  10. Pancreas-friendly diet and such

    Hope this message finds everybody well. As I have been frantically trying to set up with a GI, waiting for an app. and collecting my med. records,...

    Started by svet, 02-18-2015 05:08 AM
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    02-21-2015 02:00 PM Go to last post
  11. Irritated

    I know that it's all too common for people to make thoughtless statements to cancer patients and their loved ones. I'm sure everyone here has had...

    Started by Hussy, 02-19-2015 02:14 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    02-20-2015 03:30 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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    02-18-2015 04:22 PM Go to last post
  13. Gemcitabine Damage - Sisters update

    My sister has had a rough few days at MDA. She has all kinds of damage going on right now including Heart, kidneys (HUS), fluids, abnormal red...

    Started by boonems, 02-03-2015 11:53 PM
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  14. Started hospice

    When this journey began almost 3 years ago with weird, unexplained abdominal pain, I did not know where it was going to lead. In June of 2012, the...

    Started by PresbyEd, 02-12-2015 05:48 AM
    • Replies: 15
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  15. Sister's update

    So my sister's chemo was cancelled yesterday. She has been waking up with her hands shaking and she was unable to perform a couple of tests so they...

    Started by shersart, 01-23-2015 02:19 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    02-18-2015 02:37 AM Go to last post
  16. Exploring hospice

    So the decision has essentially been made, I am done with chemo. Being sick from the side effects for two weeks and then immediately going into...

    Started by PresbyEd, 01-28-2015 07:56 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    02-17-2015 06:10 PM Go to last post
  17. PC Supporter

    Hi everyone, I decided to join so that I could learn something about PC. A frind was just dx with PC. She has a tumor at the top of her pancreas...

    Started by TJTUCKER, 12-11-2014 05:38 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    02-17-2015 01:58 AM Go to last post
  18. Reason for acid reducers after Whipple?

    I was talking with a fellow Whipple patient a few days ago (who had the Whipple at MD Anderson a 3 days before me - and is in my same clinical trial...

    Started by ddessert, 02-10-2015 07:17 PM
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    02-15-2015 05:35 PM Go to last post
  19. Diabetes Management

    My sister has been having a hard time with her sugar levels and says they are bottoming out. She started on insulin back in October/November and at...

    Started by shersart, 02-15-2015 03:57 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    02-15-2015 04:45 PM Go to last post
  20. Compassionate Use of New Unapproved Drugs

    We've discussed participation in clinical trials as a ray of hope and also to help move the science forward, but have not touched on how new drugs...

    Started by BobInBonita, 02-14-2015 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    02-14-2015 08:53 PM Go to last post
  21. Clinical Trials for pancreatic cancer

    I just checked ClinicalTrials.gov. There are currently 958 studies open for pancreatic cancer - of those, 4 include Pegph20. I truly hope that...

    Started by BobInBonita, 02-07-2015 08:42 PM
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  22. Question 7 months of chemo, 6 weeks of radiation and oral chemo......

    It seem that the beast has disapeared for now. But we aren't grtting over a cold or the flu. The effects of the poisions put into her body will be...

    Started by ronhardy, 02-13-2015 04:03 AM
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    02-13-2015 08:09 PM Go to last post
  23. Going to look into hospice this week

    Mike is tired. We will be looking into hospice this week. He is done with chemo.

    Started by annieosage, 02-08-2015 10:48 PM
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  24. Bowel movements after Whipple

    My husband is now home to continue recovering from his Whipple. He has several bowel movements a day and the poop (sorry for being gross :( ) is not...

    Started by MaryMary73, 02-10-2015 01:26 AM
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  25. lost my wife and best friend

    After an eight month long courageous fight, my wife lost her battle on Christmas morning. She started going downhill after thanksgiving and even...

    Started by Dadof5, 01-12-2015 05:15 PM
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    02-10-2015 03:22 AM Go to last post
  26. ADURO GVAX Granted FDA Breakthrough Designation on Phase 2 Data July 21 2014

    FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation: #49 For Pancreatic Cancer July 21, 2014 FDA logo Aduro BioTech, a California-based clinical-stage...

    Started by Harry Lipsky, 02-07-2015 11:59 PM
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    02-10-2015 03:21 AM Go to last post
  27. Scan today

    Off to Stanford for a scan and oncology appointment today. Bad night of nausea last night, worst in quite a while. Could have been food poisoning,...

    Started by PresbyEd, 02-06-2015 05:01 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    02-09-2015 07:07 PM Go to last post
  28. Update

    Husband is still in hospital recovering from his Whipple. He got an infection so they are draining the fluids that built up after surgery. The tube...

    Started by MaryMary73, 02-01-2015 01:57 AM
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  29. New Member Vetting

    When new member post "actionable" information to our forum, Bob and I feel it is our duty to check it out. Both of us take our moderator...

    Started by ddessert, 02-08-2015 03:41 AM
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    02-09-2015 03:24 AM Go to last post
  30. do you receive chemo breaks?

    I'm on mobile so I'll try to keep this brief. My mom has been having folfox since June of 2014, with a week off here and there for various reasons....

    Started by daddydanks29, 02-05-2015 11:38 PM
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    02-08-2015 05:26 PM Go to last post
  31. HOPE for Metastatic Pancreatic Patients

    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=pegpH20&Search=Search These are the trials currently recruiting across the country sponsored by The...

    Started by Harry Lipsky, 02-07-2015 04:20 AM
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  32. New to this Forum

    I have pancreatic cancer with a spot on my liver :(. I joined this forum for support.

    Started by Kaylynn1955, 02-05-2015 02:56 PM
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  33. Blog Post - Immunotherapy of Pancreatic Cancer

    A while back, someone pointed me to the Cancer Research Institute (http://www.cancerresearch.org/)'s series of webinars...

    Started by ddessert, 01-31-2015 07:44 PM
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  34. hello, newbie here

    Hello everyone, I took to the internet to find comfort and found this site. I am a 27 year old mother of 2 very young children. I have had multiple...

    Started by annette87, 01-16-2015 01:58 AM
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    02-04-2015 07:57 PM Go to last post
  35. oncolytic virus research

    Is anyone following the research on oncolytic virus treatment for pancreatic cancer? A friend of mine from Europe told me about some recent research...

    Started by Rod Holland, 02-04-2015 08:09 AM
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  36. A little hope


    Started by Susy100, 02-03-2015 10:34 PM
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    02-04-2015 01:15 PM Go to last post
  37. Progress report from the Cancer Immunology "Dream Team" (Jan 25, 2015).

    Here is the progress report from the Cancer Immunology "Dream Team" (Jan 25, 2015). A “Dream Team” of scientists tasked with working collaboratively...

    Started by fighterm, 02-02-2015 09:44 PM
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  38. Chemo - severe reaction - hate small town doctors.......

    I know there are many on this board that have more serious issues going on, but I just needed to share. After a diagnosis from MD Anderson of...

    Started by boonems, 01-29-2015 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    02-02-2015 04:52 AM Go to last post
  39. If not pancreatic cancer, then what? Looking for a differential.

    Hi, this is my first post after lurking here for awhile. This isn't one of those posts where I'm convinced there must be cancer despite having no...

    Started by AriesNic, 01-13-2015 04:38 AM
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  40. Oncology appointment

    We are off to Stanford this afternoon for an appointment with the oncologist. I am scheduled for a gem-abrax infusion but I believe that we will...

    Started by PresbyEd, 01-23-2015 05:28 PM
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  41. WTF is going on

    We are now 7 days post op. His heart rate has increased and his blood pressure has dropped. His white blood cell count is way up. He was unresponsive...

    Started by MaryMary73, 01-28-2015 06:27 PM
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  42. BIG day tomorrow

    Bringing my husband to Toronto General Hospital at 6am for his scheduled Whipple. He is anxious, thinks he's gonna die on the operating table. I told...

    Started by MaryMary73, 01-20-2015 08:31 PM
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  43. CT scan intervals

    I am currently in discussions with my Doctors about when to have a follow-up CT scan to my last CT scan which was at the end of 6 months of adjuvant...

    Started by Rod Holland, 01-21-2015 12:06 AM
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    01-28-2015 01:16 AM Go to last post
  44. New, mom has PC, mostly looking for support

    I'm not sure if this is the right place, or if I'm even the right person to be posting, but I found this while searching around Google and thought...

    Started by junepath, 01-24-2015 09:20 PM
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  45. New to this forum

    Registered today. Seeking support and the comarady (?) of others in the same situation. I've been dealing with PanCan for a year now, and have...

    Started by Oldog, 01-25-2015 12:15 PM
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    01-27-2015 04:28 AM Go to last post
  46. Some advice

    I am sure you have all experienced bouts of constipation. Mike takes a dose of Miralax every day faithfully plus quite a bit of fruit. Well, last...

    Started by annieosage, 01-25-2015 02:47 PM
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    01-26-2015 03:06 AM Go to last post
  47. Living with cancer: coming to terms (lexically speaking)

    I thought some of you might enjoy the following blog/article - I did ;) ...

    Started by Parisdeb, 01-23-2015 08:58 AM
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    01-25-2015 11:11 PM Go to last post
  48. Larry's progress - the sequel

    Hi all, I’ve not posted an up-date since the end of 2006. At that time it was all about Larry’s progress though treatment for esophageal cancer....

    Started by Jenny King, 02-06-2014 11:55 AM
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  49. New to this

    My Mother was told she has a mass on her pancreas 4 days ago. She has lost @ 30 lbs. in the last 4 months. Has had diarrhea off and on for a while...

    Started by jphillip120, 10-29-2014 02:39 AM
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  50. Moved posts on Pancreatic Clinical Trials

    There have been several posts on clinical trials recently. In order to not have them float out of sight, I've moved them and their replies to the...

    Started by BobInBonita, 01-25-2015 03:06 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 241
    01-25-2015 03:06 AM Go to last post

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