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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 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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  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 01:48 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 12:46 AM
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  5. 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. 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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  2. I need some advices ...

    I'm new in this forum and i'm sorry about my bad english. I'm from Viet Nam. My elder sister just been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer that has...

    Started by Tuan Ha, 07-31-2014 05:26 AM
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  3. A tiny bit of good news...

    My husband (41 yrs old) is starting Folfirinox on Tuesday at a private clinic in Toronto and has been accepted as a patient by renowned surgeon Dr....

    Started by MaryMary73, Today 01:05 AM
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  4. Folfirinox, nausea, and appetite

    My Mom is 9 days into her first Folfirinox treatment and she is still having intermittant bouts of nausea. Her appetite has also been weak and she's...

    Started by Mom's Son, Yesterday 06:16 PM
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    Yesterday 09:08 PM Go to last post
  5. TS1 + Gemcitabine

    My father was recently diagnosed with Stage IV PC, which spread to the liver & bone. I'm not sure if these posts are still being monitored, but...

    Started by Son of Anarchy, Yesterday 03:18 AM
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  6. Digestive issue

    Anyone have experience with horrible hemaroid issues? Suppositories do not seem to be helping. He is not constipated even gas seems to cause extreme...

    Started by monoyoung, 07-28-2014 05:31 PM
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    Yesterday 02:59 AM Go to last post
  7. Reached a new plateau

    Hi Everyone: I've been sort of preoccupied lately but finally getting back into the swing of things. On my last PET/CT scan a couple of weeks ago...

    Started by washingtonmike, 07-26-2014 01:38 AM
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    07-31-2014 04:35 PM Go to last post
  8. Exclamation HELP: Newly Diagnosed... METASTATIC PANCREATIC CANCER (STAGE IVB)

    My DAD has just been diagnosed with Pancreatic Carcinoma that has metastasized all the way to his lung (Stage IVB). Two other family members are also...

    Started by VIRGO, 08-11-2011 01:35 PM
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  9. 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
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    07-31-2014 04:44 AM Go to last post
  10. Stage IV - mixed messages

    My dad was diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer last week. We were surprised as the GI who did the biopsy had said it was confined to the...

    Started by bpsmith1, 07-29-2014 04:32 PM
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    07-29-2014 09:34 PM Go to last post
  11. Fundraising for PanCan

    I lost my aunt earlier this month to Pancreatic Cancer and am hoping we can advance detection methods for this horrible disease. I'm not sure if...

    Started by flamingoezz, 07-21-2014 03:19 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-29-2014 01:58 PM Go to last post
  12. FOLFIRINOX - 1 down, ? to go

    Well my Mom had her first treatment of FOLFIRINOX today. So far so good. Dr. told her most likely side effect, aside from fatigue, would be...

    Started by Mom's Son, 07-23-2014 11:03 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    07-29-2014 01:26 PM Go to last post
  13. Irinotecan in Pancreatic cancer, second line,side effects

    Hello, my name is Micaela and I am from Romania, in late April my father age 62 years was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with liver metastases and...

    Started by micaela17, 07-24-2014 01:48 PM
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    07-29-2014 08:17 AM Go to last post
  14. 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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  15. 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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    07-27-2014 11:03 PM Go to last post
  16. 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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    07-27-2014 05:15 PM Go to last post
  17. under Hospice care now. How quickly things change.

    After a night in the hospital~ calcium very high and confusion and pain. Prayers for a peaceful passing. I love him.

    Started by sdk, 07-15-2014 03:53 AM
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    07-27-2014 06:23 AM Go to last post
  18. 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: 7
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    07-27-2014 04:12 AM Go to last post
  19. "No change"

    Hi All, I've been silent since my mother began chemo. She's had her 12th treatment with folfirinox ... has really tolerated it well, aside from...

    Started by kqbert, 07-26-2014 12:25 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-26-2014 03:38 PM Go to last post
  20. Looking for a good Pancreatic cancer doctor in Florida

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good doctor in south Florida who specializes in pancreatic cancer stage 4. thank you Cindy

    Started by cynto9, 07-25-2014 09:39 AM
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    07-25-2014 12:16 PM Go to last post
  21. 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: 13
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    07-25-2014 08:35 AM Go to last post
  22. 2 Years this August and Pushing Through! My Dad...

    I am very new to posting, but reading some of your stories are inspiring me to give hope (in days) to others. All of the opinions I have in this post...

    Started by FoundMyHero, 07-20-2013 05:43 PM
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    07-25-2014 04:15 AM Go to last post
  23. 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
    • Replies: 8
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    07-25-2014 03:54 AM Go to last post
  24. Lost Stent

    It looks like my disease is a bit more active. Since the Nanoknife in January I've had a good run without symptoms, and forewent treatment with the...

    Started by MSH, 07-24-2014 08:22 PM
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    07-24-2014 08:22 PM Go to last post
  25. Need help with STD and LTD claims?

    If you live in Canada, I can help you by offering tips and advice right here. I have been an LTD and STD claims adjuster for 10 years for major...

    Started by MaryMary73, 07-24-2014 01:12 PM
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    07-24-2014 07:43 PM Go to last post
  26. The Radiation update

    So prior to today all we knew was that there was a tumour moving into the chest wall, and that radiation was the solution ...which could be five...

    Started by sdrutledge, 07-18-2014 09:56 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 474
    07-24-2014 07:05 PM Go to last post
  27. Irinotecan in Pancreatic cancer, second line,side effects

    Hello, my name is Micaela and I am from Romania, in late April my father age 62 years was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with liver metastases and...

    Started by micaela17, 07-24-2014 01:41 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 77
    07-24-2014 01:41 PM Go to last post
  28. Nanoknife

    OK...anybody gone down this route? If so - how was it all? Thank you.

    Started by Belief01, 09-01-2013 02:32 AM
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  29. Update

    We have met with 2 surgical oncologists, 1 radiation oncologist, 1 medical oncologist, 1 palliative care doctor, 1 gastroenterologist and about...

    Started by MaryMary73, 07-22-2014 01:06 AM
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    07-23-2014 10:05 PM Go to last post
  30. Nanoknife

    What's this talk of great strides with nanoknife in stage iv pancreatic cancer but not if it has metastasized to the liver or beyond? I thought...

    Started by TNative, 07-22-2014 04:00 AM
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  31. scared cancer is advancing help please

    Pomona much needed break from chemo. A few short weeks pain getting worse never had pain in. back now She does very scared could the cancer be...

    Started by cb531, 07-21-2014 03:29 AM
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    07-22-2014 01:08 AM Go to last post
  32. Pancreatic cancer ca19 going up after folfirinox

    Hi all, I am new to this forum and was just wondering if anyone has ever experienced their ca19 going up after starting folfirinox . My husband has...

    Started by cynto9, 07-19-2014 11:13 PM
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    07-20-2014 06:26 PM Go to last post
  33. 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 03:41 AM
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  34. Mom diagnosed with MRI, biopsy neg

    based on a CT scan and MRI, three docs say my mom has stage 4 adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. The EUS FNA came back negative so chemo is delayed...

    Started by #1daughter, 07-02-2014 04:33 AM
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    07-17-2014 06:07 PM Go to last post
  35. waiting game- possible diagnosis

    My father has lost a lot of weight and over the past few months we've been trying to find out why his stomach has been bothering him. He didn't have...

    Started by bpsmith1, 07-16-2014 11:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-17-2014 02:29 AM Go to last post
  36. The Problem with "War" as a Metaphor for Cancer

    I don't mean any offense to anyone, but I've been thinking a lot about the terminology and phrasing that we use when we talk about cancer and cancer...

    Started by New Journey, 07-14-2014 11:32 PM
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    07-17-2014 12:52 AM Go to last post
  37. Unhappy Mets to liver now

    Just had my baseline on Tuesday. Went in for my first round of chemo and met with the doc before. He was very sad and told us that I had tumors all...

    Started by emilyjr, 06-13-2014 07:29 PM
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  38. Radiation for pancreatic cancer

    We had our meet with onc re scan. Not much change from April scan. He's stuck. He doesn't recommend chemo. He talked to surgical team and they...

    Started by sdrutledge, 07-11-2014 11:59 AM
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  39. Unhappy Lost Another Warrior:(

    I'm saddened to say that on July 4th, I lost my loving husband of 45 years. He was diagnosed 7/22/13, so he lasted almost a year. I was so proud of...

    Started by NanaK, 07-12-2014 02:07 PM
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    07-16-2014 10:29 AM Go to last post
  40. Roller coaster ride? Hell its a whole amusement park

    Yes we have that roller coaster ride. And the hospital which is the House of Horrors. That game "Guess your weight". Got that too. The wizard?...

    Started by sdrutledge, 07-12-2014 04:50 PM
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    07-16-2014 09:11 AM Go to last post
  41. My Mom is going on a clinical trial

    So the G+A quit working after about 4 months and my Mom was faced with the decision to either switch to another chemo (most probably FOLFIRINOX or...

    Started by Mom's Son, 05-07-2014 06:47 PM
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    07-15-2014 11:41 AM Go to last post
  42. Endoscopic Ultrasound–Guided Celiac Plexus Neurolysis to prevent pain progression

    This 15 minutes procedure (or so) was highly recommended from a specialist that I trust early for Patients With Newly Diagnosed, Painful, Inoperable...

    Started by AlexLeb, 07-15-2014 01:23 AM
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  43. Mom gets 2nd Inconclusive Biopsy

    For the second time, this time at a different hospital, my mom's biopsy for strongly suspected pancreatic cancer has come back inconclusive. There is...

    Started by #1daughter, 07-09-2014 01:31 AM
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    07-14-2014 03:12 AM Go to last post
  44. Update

    So last Monday Ed started folfrinox. First three days after were horrible. Very nauseous and could barely get out of bed. He continues today, a week...

    Started by monoyoung, 07-13-2014 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    07-14-2014 03:07 AM Go to last post
  45. Question Hospice/Clinical Trial

    Does anyone know f you can remain on a clinical trial one you start on Hospice? My husband is into his 3rd week on the trial. The CT scan done...

    Started by NanaK, 06-01-2014 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 570
    07-13-2014 02:39 AM Go to last post
  46. After Folfirinox

    Hi All, I'm new here, looking forward to sifting through the threads to keep learning more. My dad was diagnosed in March, he was having a dull...

    Started by amyann16, 07-06-2014 09:57 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    07-12-2014 01:13 AM Go to last post
  47. mets to bone

    Found out yesterday that hubbys cancer has spread to his spine~pelvis~lung and new growth in the liver. All treatments are now stopped and only hope...

    Started by sdk, 07-05-2014 03:09 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    07-12-2014 12:47 AM Go to last post
  48. Mother recently diagnosed with stage 4 PC

    My mother is 67 years old. On June 02 2014 she was diagnosed with stage 4 PC with 8 mets to her liver while in Italy. She had been complaining of...

    Started by Danny17705, 06-28-2014 12:13 AM
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    07-11-2014 02:40 AM Go to last post
  49. News

    Hey I thought I would give you an update on how things are with me. Its been 1 month since my mom and dad passed away. In that time I was able to...

    Started by ctheflame, 07-02-2014 05:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 346
    07-10-2014 07:08 PM Go to last post
  50. Details of Moms Passing - Warning** Not an Easy Read

    I want to start this thread by saying it is not for everyone. I believe in honesty and information, so consider this your warning that this thread...

    Started by ElleM, 05-08-2014 04:12 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,398
    07-10-2014 06:48 PM Go to last post

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