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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Experience with Abraxane(Chemo) and Sharing of Hope

    As a Physician (together with my sister), I think there is no more a humbling experience than having to confront cancer within ones own family....

    Started by martins, 09-27-2011 05:22 AM
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  2. 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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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Excellent Support and Clincial Resource(s) for Pancreas Cancer

    Pancreatic Cancer Action Network http://www.pancan.org/section_facing_pancreatic_cancer/ OVERVIEW Our Patient and Liaison Services (PALS)...

    Started by heartofsoul1, 01-24-2014 03:06 AM
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  1. My Mom is Gone

    I can't believe that my mother is gone. She was diagnosed on March 8th. She died under Hospice care at my home on April 11. The whole experience has...

    Started by Howard G, Today 02:16 PM
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  2. Post Whipple Hair Loss

    My mom had the Whipple procedure 9 months ago and is doing great! She has however recently started losing her hair at a rapid rate and her chemo...

    Started by Darren E, Today 09:49 PM
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  3. Stent schuduled again

    Will try the stent again next week on April 30. I am hopeful, but a little scared for my mom to be disappointed if it's not successful. She has...

    Started by kspencer, Today 09:47 PM
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  4. A quick update on my wife Annie...

    Been really busy with Annie since right before the new year when she started experiencing a few conditions that really compromised her health. Her...

    Started by hiyasofsj, 03-04-2014 02:06 PM
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  5. How to handle when a patient has pc and is depressed and moody

    Hi all I have been helping my dad out as he battles pc. I may not be the best daughter, but I do try to keep him positive, energy levels high, and...

    Started by Sunshinevpk, Yesterday 06:43 PM
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    Today 07:09 PM Go to last post
  6. my mom

    Hello all, I found this forum last week but just registered today. Like many of you, I am facing this monster and never realized how tough it...

    Started by kmteach, 04-14-2014 08:23 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 636
    Today 02:31 PM Go to last post
  7. Side effects Folfilinox. Worth it?

    My father started chemo a month and a half ago so he had the third application last week. So far he is having very bad side effects. Nausea,...

    Started by AnaLuiza, Yesterday 01:42 PM
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  8. new come, wish I wasn't

    My husband, 52 was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic pancreatic cancer in march 2013. H started on flofurniox and responded fairly well with keeping...

    Started by sdk, Yesterday 12:15 AM
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  9. How can a Dr know the lifespan of a tumor?

    As some of you might know from my recent posts, my mom was supposed to have the Whipple done last Thursday, but they stopped when they found lots of...

    Started by daddydanks29, Yesterday 04:59 PM
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  10. post surgery problems

    Well my mom didnt get the full surgery. The opened her up and found out the cancer spread. But she was still in the hospital for 3 days and came home...

    Started by daddydanks29, 04-21-2014 04:43 AM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 307
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  11. Caregiver burnout with palliative care/ hospice company

    Mom has lost 36 lbs since April 3. After a 8lb loss overnight last week I took her to get checked out. I was outside in the hallway and one of the...

    Started by Brown, 04-22-2014 12:30 PM
    • Replies: 7
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  12. My 31 year old son diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer.

    I have searched the internet, day in and day out hoping for anything, ANYTHING that might possibly lead us to the right treatments, the right Dr.'s...

    Started by healmyson, 04-22-2014 07:55 PM
    • Replies: 9
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  13. tooyoung update

    well as some of you might know my wife 38 years old was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer had the best surgeon in Canada (my opinion) with a...

    Started by tooyoung, 04-16-2014 11:45 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 357
    Yesterday 12:59 PM Go to last post
  14. David brenner

    Maybe you all knew this story but I only learned how he died....

    Started by sdrutledge, 04-10-2014 11:57 PM
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  15. Second-line treatment options after Gemzar+Abraxane

    My Mom's CA19-9 hit a low of 383 in January. Her CT in February showed stable disease. Since then her CA19-9 has bounced but in general has been...

    Started by Mom's Son, 04-21-2014 02:27 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-22-2014 07:25 PM Go to last post
  16. Chemo break then Xeloda

    Saw my Stanford oncologist on Friday, she is recommending a chemo break then trying Xeloda. I am all for the break, the last round was a lot harder...

    Started by PresbyEd, 04-21-2014 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    04-22-2014 05:55 PM Go to last post
  17. The cruellest joke

    I don't see what's so funny. I'm waiting at the hospital waiting for my mom to get a room after her whipple. Only she didn't have the whipple. ...

    Started by daddydanks29, 04-17-2014 09:45 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    04-22-2014 02:54 PM Go to last post
  18. Cachexia or wasting syndrome

    Hi everyone, So in the last few days I have been searching recipes for my mother that she might like since she had her parenthesis on Friday. First...

    Started by Brown, 04-15-2014 11:49 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    04-22-2014 10:58 AM Go to last post
  19. 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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  20. Our new journey

    This bloody disease is about to take another great person from this earth. We had to take my beloved Angela into Palliative Care in our hometown. ...

    Started by angelamylove, 04-01-2014 04:45 AM
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  21. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer with liver metastasis

    Hi all, My 52 years old mom was diagnosed last year on May, 2013. She had since that time until last week (almost 11 months) 23 Folfirinox...

    Started by MohaGarcia, 04-17-2014 10:50 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-19-2014 02:06 PM Go to last post
  22. Your Best Health Advocate is YOU

    NO one will look out for you better than yourself. The oncologist spends 30-45 minutes with you in their office and then moves on to the next...

    Started by ddessert, 04-19-2014 05:13 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-19-2014 01:56 PM Go to last post
  23. 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 10:55 AM
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    04-18-2014 11:40 PM Go to last post
  24. Back to chemo ..same as it ever was...

    Just an update from up here in TO. Husband had 12 Folfirinox sessions last year - then he was off Folfirinox for 9 months, until the last CT scan...

    Started by sdrutledge, 04-15-2014 05:40 PM
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  25. A couple whipple questions

    My mom's surgery date is approaching. 3 more days. I just have some questions. The surgeon can apparently do this surgery in 3.5-4 hours. Has...

    Started by daddydanks29, 04-14-2014 10:34 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 249
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  26. Question Pancreatic cancer recently diagnosed

    Hi, I am new to this post, I was recently diagnosed with stage 2B, PANCREATIC CANCER. HAD WHIPPLE done the day after my diagnosis, after reading som...

    Started by Pegleg1955, 04-14-2014 02:52 AM
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  27. Nano-knife for stage four pc

    My mother has recently been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer with mets in her liver and mesenteric vein. I have read about the Nano-knife...

    Started by momVSpancan, 04-14-2014 09:01 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 276
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  28. Mom is Nearing the End of Her Journey

    It has been about 1 month since my mother's diagnosis. Her condition rapidly declined to the point where I have her on Hospice critical care at my...

    Started by Howard G, 04-10-2014 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 609
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  29. Post-op pain question

    Hello. I had surgery in August 2013 for pancreatic cancer and colon cancer. The tail of the pancreas was resected, and things look good except for...

    Started by Kenny1, 04-13-2014 03:38 PM
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  30. iNFO: Life Insurance - Leaving Job

    When I was laid off from my job due to transitioning to long-term disability, I was able to convert my company's $300K life insurance policy into an...

    Started by ddessert, 04-13-2014 09:53 AM
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  31. Starting Gemzar and Abraxane after Folfirinox ineffective

    My dad was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic adenocarcinoma with mets in the liver in early September 2013. He originally went to the doctor...

    Started by tinyprints, 12-19-2013 03:50 PM
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    04-13-2014 09:43 AM Go to last post
  32. mom update

    So I was finally able to talk to the doctor in charge of palliative care. She assessed my mother and will put her on the list to get a bed in their...

    Started by ctheflame, 04-12-2014 12:48 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 255
    04-13-2014 03:03 AM Go to last post
  33. Oncologist on Friday - Whipple on Monday - Please help me with questions

    Thank you to everyone who maintains and contributes to this board. The fact that we face such dire gross statistics makes the personal stories and...

    Started by Rod Holland, 04-10-2014 10:16 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-12-2014 09:11 PM Go to last post
  34. is chemotherapy given as a form of palliative care?

    My mom seems to be getting worse and worse but they still have her doing chemotherapy. Does this mean she isn't doing as bad as I think she is? Or is...

    Started by ctheflame, 04-11-2014 12:28 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 313
    04-12-2014 08:33 AM Go to last post
  35. NJ Pancreas Cancer Patient Symposium

    Hello all. I just wanted to invite anyone who lives in Northern NJ to consider attending The 1st Annual Dr. John Totaro Pancreas Cancer Symposium on...

    Started by royeus, 04-10-2014 07:08 PM
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  36. Unhappy I don't know how else to ask this so here goes

    When you have been diagnosed stage IV inoperable with mets to liver, intestines, lining of intestines, mesentery arteries- OK so right now they have...

    Started by annieosage, 04-08-2014 07:56 PM
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    04-11-2014 11:11 PM Go to last post
  37. Paracentesis

    Yesterday mom had appointment with oncologist. They are going to drain 3 liters from her belly on Friday! Finally a plan. Her Dr didn't know why they...

    Started by Brown, 04-09-2014 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 276
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  38. Recurrent PC

    My aunt was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer about 8 months ago and had whipple. She has been doing chemo for months but found that it has come back...

    Started by flamingoezz, 01-07-2014 07:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 698
    04-11-2014 04:19 PM Go to last post
  39. New to the forum- looking for advice and support

    I'll start this post by saying, I have had one heck of a month. My father was having major surgery (he is on the list for a heart transplant) so I...

    Started by erd, 04-10-2014 06:07 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 265
    04-11-2014 02:58 PM Go to last post
  40. Bad GAllbladder

    So after two Hida scans both with same results they say that Ed has chronic colistititus and if he can possibly deal with it let's leave your...

    Started by monoyoung, 04-09-2014 07:07 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-10-2014 10:48 PM Go to last post
  41. UghaBug!

    Wow, that was a long Winter. One of our members gently, or not, chided me about not being in more constant touch with our group and I have to say mea...

    Started by washingtonmike, 04-02-2014 10:29 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-10-2014 09:48 PM Go to last post
  42. Weak (and swolen) legs

    My mom is still sloggling along with her G+A treatments. She's been lucky in that the side effects have been tolerable and she's still been coming...

    Started by Mom's Son, 04-09-2014 07:02 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 212
    04-10-2014 12:23 PM Go to last post
  43. My Sister lost the battle

    It has been a long while since I've posted, but I know a lot of you have been on here long enough to remember my sisters journey. It is with a very...

    Started by LindaSC, 04-03-2014 01:28 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 653
    04-10-2014 02:36 AM Go to last post
  44. help

    Hi, My sister who is 47 has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer stage 4 with mets to liver and lung. She is a single mum with 2 kids who are...

    Started by millyp67, 04-08-2014 06:16 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 278
    04-09-2014 01:49 AM Go to last post
  45. Reaction to oxaliplatin

    Had my 4th round of folfirinox yesterday and everything was fairly normal until we got to the oxaliplatin. After about 20 minutes I was flushed and...

    Started by PresbyEd, 03-19-2014 04:10 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 662
    04-09-2014 01:24 AM Go to last post
  46. Warning Signs and Symptoms--Stage IV PC

    We're 9 months out with Oxaliplatin/Gemcitabine being the treatment. CTs have not been bad, but some growth was shown 2 months ago. Another CT...

    Started by TNative, 03-19-2014 04:44 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-08-2014 10:32 AM Go to last post
  47. Feeling depressed...

    I am feeling so depressed. My mom is still at the hospital and I have no idea if she will ever get out. She is back on the iv, still constipated,...

    Started by ctheflame, 03-31-2014 05:58 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    04-08-2014 05:39 AM Go to last post
  48. Whipple expectations

    My mom is scheduled to have the whipple done on the 17th and I have some questions to those that have been blessed enough to be able to have this...

    Started by daddydanks29, 03-28-2014 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 428
    04-03-2014 11:25 PM Go to last post
  49. The new normal mom back in hospital

    Swollen stomach, feet legs. Yep the new normal every couple of weeks. Mom gained 14 lbs of fluid again in about 8 days. Less than 2 weeks back in. I...

    Started by Brown, 04-01-2014 08:43 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 279
    04-03-2014 06:26 PM Go to last post
  50. Lasix at home treatment

    Does anyone have any experience with reoccurring swelling? It seems my mother is hospitalized every two weeks because she is not producing enough...

    Started by Brown, 04-02-2014 11:54 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 247
    04-03-2014 01:53 PM Go to last post

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