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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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    03-19-2014 08:31 PM Go to last post
  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. 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, Yesterday 11:49 AM
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  2. 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, Yesterday 05:40 PM
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  3. 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
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  4. 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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  5. 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
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  6. 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
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  7. 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
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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
  11. 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
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  12. 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
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    04-12-2014 09:11 PM Go to last post
  13. 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
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  14. 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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  15. 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
    • Replies: 8
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  16. 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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  17. 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
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  18. 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
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  19. 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
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  20. 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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  21. 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
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  22. 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
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  23. 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
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  24. 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
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  25. 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
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  26. 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
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  27. 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
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  28. 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 10:55 AM
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  29. 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
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  30. 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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  31. 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
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  32. 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
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  33. 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
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  34. Introduction - starting chemo Thursday after distal pancreatectomy for mucinous cyst

    Hi. I wanted to introduce myself, and give a bit of background. I am 52, mother of 2 teenage girls. I live in France (my hubby is French - I'm...

    Started by Parisdeb, 04-01-2014 01:33 PM
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  35. Wanting to Die

    It's hard to believe that after being diagnosed 3 weeks ago, that my mom's condition has gotten to be this bad. 6 weeks ago, she was driving around,...

    Started by Howard G, 03-30-2014 08:32 PM
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  36. Just Heard My Elderly Father Facing Pancreatic Cancer

    Well, I just got off the phone with my elderly father (91) in a neighboring state who told me he saw his doctor today for a scan that had been...

    Started by cwjam, 03-22-2014 01:09 AM
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  37. stopping abranax?

    My brother is on the combo chemotherapy Gemzaar and abrabaxe spelling? He has decided to stop the abranaxe, and just go with the Gemzaar. He feels...

    Started by jadabear, 03-31-2014 10:52 AM
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  38. Newbie - mum diagnosed yesterday

    Hi all, Thought I should post a quick intro. I'm so pleased to have found this forum and have spent some time reading posts that have been...

    Started by teamdido, 03-26-2014 10:51 PM
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  39. Thoughts on radiation after surgery?

    Just had our first appt with radiologist and is recommending radiation to area where pancreas was? My wife had 7 cm tumor removed so she has less...

    Started by tooyoung, 03-31-2014 08:22 PM
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  40. journey has just started

    new to this forum, and just wanted to join in, it seems cancer follows me around in 2002 my father (53) was diagnosed with brain tumor and passed...

    Started by tooyoung, 03-28-2014 12:30 PM
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  41. What was your experience with Gemzar?

    Yesterday, we went to the cancer center. It was recommended that my mother get treated with Gemzar. It will be relatively mild. She is far too weak...

    Started by Howard G, 03-28-2014 07:14 PM
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  42. Gallbladder

    May need to be removed. Anyone have experience with removing gallbladder while having stent close by? Ed has stent in head of pancreas. Doc seems to...

    Started by monoyoung, 03-28-2014 01:54 AM
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  43. Pluggin' along

    Hi folks: Been on the sidelines for several weeks now doing the Xeloda/Oxalaplatin thing. Going in for a ct-scan on Monday and evaluation. At the...

    Started by washingtonmike, 02-21-2014 02:51 PM
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  44. My dad died.

    I still can't believe it. He had a heart attack early in February. Was in the hospital for eleven days. They sent him home to recover. He was on...

    Started by chris97394, 03-08-2014 10:31 AM
    • Replies: 14
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  45. Pessimistic? Or just a realist?

    This is my first post here though I read here a lot. My mother is 60 yo and was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November. She went to the...

    Started by Mel921, 03-28-2014 12:12 AM
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  46. ascites

    When my mom had her first CT scan they identified mild ascites in her abdomen. Since last night her abdomen has really swelled. What are your...

    Started by ctheflame, 03-27-2014 07:22 PM
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  47. Morphine Drip

    When someone with PC starts on morphine, is that a sign the end is near? any experiences with how much longer?

    Started by flamingoezz, 03-20-2014 04:29 PM
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  48. Travel Nightmare

    So my Eddie felt it was very important to come see the grand babies so we traveled from Florida to Memphis tenn. We have been here since Saturday...

    Started by monoyoung, 03-26-2014 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 368
    03-28-2014 11:07 AM Go to last post
  49. PANCREATIC ENZYMES Why, How, How many, Hints

    Loss of pancreatic enzymes and digestive function has been one of my major challenges. Hopefully what Iíve learned will help someone out there. I...

    Started by BobInBonita, 03-17-2014 05:16 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 428
    03-28-2014 03:47 AM Go to last post
  50. There's Always One Caretaker in the Family

    Throughout my life, my mother has been my rock. We talk every day. We have helped each other through all kinds of crises. Since being diagnosed with...

    Started by Howard G, 03-25-2014 04:24 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 354
    03-27-2014 09:25 PM Go to last post

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