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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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    08-16-2014 07:32 PM Go to last post
  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. Boca Raton Regional Hospital; other options in So Florida?

    My 74 year old father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last week. Mass on pancreas tail caught by accident on a CT scan after emergency room...

    Started by PanCanNick, Today 03:34 AM
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    Today 12:56 PM Go to last post
  2. Whipple: Laparoscopic, Robotic, etc. Need guidance regarding benefits, please

    Hello! My mother was diagnosed on Thursday and has a surgery evaluation tomorrow at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. There is reason to believe...

    Started by EMJ, Today 07:50 AM
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    Today 11:38 AM Go to last post
  3. Bruckner Oncology in the Bronx, NY

    I've been hearing glowing testimonials over at another board and wondered if anyone here has experience with Dr. Howard Bruckner at Bruckner...

    Started by ddessert, Yesterday 06:44 PM
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  4. First post treatment scan

    Had my oncology appt. today. As a recap, I had surgery in November, followed by six months of chemo. As of today, I am NED! Yay.

    Started by Coloradomom, 08-30-2014 01:01 AM
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    • Views: 389
    Yesterday 08:38 PM Go to last post
  5. 4th Round Folfrinox

    Wednesday was chemo day. I think the only reason he is finally out of bed now at 3PM is because West Virginia is playing. I am so afraid that the...

    Started by monoyoung, 08-30-2014 08:20 PM
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    Yesterday 04:44 PM Go to last post
  6. Embrace every day, right?

    Just an update...its been 4 weeks since the intense radiation (cyberknife). Scan on Friday. Hubby's family visit went well - they even drove down to...

    Started by sdrutledge, 08-27-2014 02:39 PM
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  7. Diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour - Afinator 10 mg Everolimus

    I have been diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumour on my pancreas. My cat scans also show spots on my liver. Originally I was prescribed Afinator 10...

    Started by BrianR, 01-15-2014 07:02 PM
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    08-31-2014 09:06 PM Go to last post
  8. Experience with pancreatic cancer centers?

    I'm hoping to start a threat that can turn into a sticky where people can describe their experience at various pancreatic cancer centers. If you have...

    Started by lxrlllxf, 06-28-2014 09:54 PM
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    08-31-2014 06:26 AM Go to last post
  9. Mother's Whipple Complications

    Hi, Newbie. I hope this post finds you well. How is your dad? Please give him my best wishes. My mother underwent Whipple surgery for pancreatic...

    Started by Lelly, 08-24-2014 04:31 AM
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    08-31-2014 03:56 AM Go to last post
  10. Mom had the whipple

    Mom underwent what turned out to be a very complicated whipple procedure on Aug 26. She was in the OR for 17 hrs. 17 hours. Her BP was an...

    Started by kqbert, 08-30-2014 11:21 PM
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    08-31-2014 03:56 AM Go to last post
  11. Do pancreatic patients need this medicine? where to take medicine.

    My husband recently died from pancreatic cancer. The day before he went into Stanford Medical Center to never return (he died three weeks later), I...

    Started by Mother Jones, 08-30-2014 02:50 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    08-31-2014 12:27 AM Go to last post
  12. Exclamation Where is the best place to do chemo and whipple procedure?

    My mother-in-law has pancreatic cancer. A 3 cm tumor next to a life giving vein is how they put it. We have been advised to have her start chemo...

    Started by Asti, 06-01-2014 05:23 AM
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    08-30-2014 06:52 PM Go to last post
  13. Update

    We met with the medical oncologist today. We are 2 folfirinox treatments in with 4 more to go. Next chemo is on Sep 2nd. Final chemo is on Oct 14th....

    Started by MaryMary73, 08-30-2014 01:58 AM
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    08-30-2014 11:43 AM Go to last post
  14. bitter melon/ bitter gourde juice anyone?

    Curious if anyone has been trying stuff like bitter melon juice. If so, is it gross? ;) Any good recipes? I figure it can't hurt... or can it?

    Started by Parisdeb, 08-28-2014 10:16 PM
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    08-30-2014 05:15 AM Go to last post
  15. What a odd experience

    I had to share this because I don't exactly know how to classify it (sad? wierd? funny?) It's been a couple days since Mom has been gone and...

    Started by Mom's Son, 08-27-2014 04:12 PM
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    08-30-2014 12:30 AM Go to last post
  16. My beautiful Mother peacefully passed away yesterday

    My Mother passed away this morning at the ICU. She was sleeping and in no pain when she left this earth. It was just under 10 short months since...

    Started by Mom's Son, 08-23-2014 12:23 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    08-29-2014 09:40 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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  18. 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
    • Replies: 13
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    08-28-2014 04:21 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    08-27-2014 02:38 AM Go to last post
  20. 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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    08-26-2014 09:24 PM Go to last post
  21. Questions on treatment

    hello everyone, im lost... we are in a very good phase of the treatment. My father has been very successful with FOLFIRINOX, as i told here...

    Started by AnaLuiza, 08-25-2014 05:47 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-25-2014 09:32 PM Go to last post
  22. 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, 08-22-2014 12:20 PM
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    08-25-2014 01:24 PM Go to last post
  23. 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, 08-22-2014 01:21 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    08-24-2014 01:25 AM Go to last post
  24. 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
    • Replies: 11
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    08-23-2014 09:42 PM Go to last post
  25. Pancreatic cancer

    I have a friend with the rarer type of pancreatic cancer. He has mets to the liver and lungs. He has had two rounds of chemo not sure what type he...

    Started by Flying high, 08-23-2014 11:33 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    08-23-2014 09:22 PM Go to last post
  26. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    08-23-2014 07:43 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 263
    08-23-2014 07:30 PM Go to last post
  28. 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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  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
    • Replies: 7
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    08-19-2014 12:21 PM Go to last post
  32. 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
  33. 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
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    08-18-2014 08:24 PM Go to last post
  34. 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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  35. 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
  36. 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
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    08-16-2014 11:03 PM Go to last post
  37. 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
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    08-16-2014 06:58 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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: 666
    08-16-2014 04:52 AM Go to last post
  41. 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: 525
    08-14-2014 07:36 PM Go to last post
  42. 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: 527
    08-12-2014 04:32 PM Go to last post
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
    • Views: 415
    08-11-2014 08:15 AM Go to last post
  46. 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: 365
    08-09-2014 06:42 PM Go to last post
  47. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 216
    08-09-2014 06:33 PM Go to last post
  48. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 196
    08-08-2014 04:54 AM Go to last post
  49. Great news finally

    Cancer marker down to 52 after 3 doses of folfrinox.

    Started by monoyoung, 08-06-2014 06:42 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 411
    08-07-2014 12:13 PM Go to last post
  50. 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
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 602
    08-07-2014 08:01 AM Go to last post

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