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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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  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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    05-28-2014 12:11 AM Go to last post
  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
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,806
    05-07-2014 01:09 AM Go to last post
  1. Ca19-9

    I wish there were more guidance on what a rising CA19-9 really means. "A tendency to measure increasing cancerous tumor activity" isn't very...

    Started by TNative, 10-02-2014 03:48 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 772
    Today 10:18 PM Go to last post
  2. New phase - making decisions

    Hello all..... So I have made a big decision; i'm taking leave from work to be home with Carlos. here we have a program Compassionate Care, reduced...

    Started by sdrutledge, Today 02:24 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 129
    Today 09:41 PM Go to last post
  3. A Trial of Boost Vaccinations of Pancreatic Tumor Cell Vaccine

    If I stay NED coming off of 6 months of Gemzar I am thinking about applying for this Hopkins trial (I live in San Francisco so I am not sure it is a...

    Started by Rod Holland, Yesterday 07:41 AM
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    Today 06:13 PM Go to last post
  4. conditional survival

    When we think statistically about our future with PC we often think in terms of absolute survival. Another way to think about it is in terms of...

    Started by Rod Holland, 10-13-2014 06:48 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 637
    Today 06:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Back in the Ritz

    Brought my Ed to ER yesterday for uncontrollable pain. Admitted him last night. CT scan scheduled and hopefully some type of procedure to block...

    Started by monoyoung, 10-20-2014 03:17 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 242
    Today 04:35 PM Go to last post
  6. And, it strikes again

    :cry: :cry: Lost my Dad...best friend 16 years ago to this *&%$%$* crap! Finally, 2 years ago, a VERY special man came into:cry::cry: my Moms...

    Started by Sheila Rae, Today 01:51 PM
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    Today 01:51 PM Go to last post
  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Scanxiety

    My husband had his CT scan with contrast of his abdomen and thorax today. The results will determine if he is a candidate for Whipple. Results on...

    Started by MaryMary73, 10-20-2014 09:48 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 206
    Today 01:04 AM Go to last post
  10. No chemo for you!

    Went for the second dose of gem/abrax yesterday. Blood work came back wonky, low neutrophils, so it was "No chemo for you!" They did give me a bag...

    Started by PresbyEd, 10-18-2014 04:13 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 321
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  11. Does anyone have experience with intra-arterial (IAC) chemo injection?

    I've read a few research papers that claim good results. Thanks.

    Started by Rod Holland, Yesterday 02:56 PM
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  12. Frustrated angry and not sure i can do anything about it

    OK So...the onc told us that he would tell us today, after 2 Gemmy treatments, if it was worth going on. It must be in their nature to be indecisive....

    Started by sdrutledge, 10-02-2014 09:23 PM
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  13. Smile I was diagnosed 8/8/2014

    I opted not to get chemo because I watched it kill my best girl friend and my grandmother and my aunt. Stage 4 would probly get me about 4 more...

    Started by Mpridemore, 10-19-2014 11:02 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 272
    Yesterday 05:33 AM Go to last post
  14. Helen on a Learning Curve

    My husband was diagnosed two days ago. He has no symptoms except for diabetes and some weight loss. Our daughter, an intensive care doctor who was...

    Started by HelenOnALearningCurve, 09-26-2014 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 555
    10-19-2014 01:09 PM Go to last post
  15. Clinical Trial Opinions

    I am new to this site and could really use some help. My husband was dx 9/17/2012 with stage 3 adenocarcinoma pancreatic cancer. They attempted the...

    Started by gracen77, 10-15-2014 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 273
    10-18-2014 04:52 PM Go to last post
  16. Recap and current update on my wife Annie

    Haven't been on any of the forums for probably the past 8-9 months which is actually a good thing. I've spent the majority of this time focusing on...

    Started by hiyasofsj, 10-09-2014 01:50 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 670
    10-17-2014 04:24 AM Go to last post
  17. New member

    O.K. after reading and following many entries here, I am ready to post my own. My wife was dianosed in Feb 2014 with stage 4 pancreatic cancer...

    Started by Dadof5, 09-19-2014 05:15 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,021
    10-16-2014 09:32 PM Go to last post
  18. Just sharing some stuff.

    Coping with the disease - treatment, tests, bitchy pharmacists, bean counting insurance types - is enough But I've got two things coming up down the...

    Started by sdrutledge, 10-15-2014 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 315
    10-16-2014 03:49 PM Go to last post
  19. Folfirinox ends

    Last cycle took place yesterday. CT scan coming up on October 20th. We are both on edge, praying that the tumour has shrunk. I don't know what...

    Started by MaryMary73, 10-15-2014 12:52 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 299
    10-16-2014 01:30 AM Go to last post
  20. Gemzar/abraxane

    Whew, this has been a rough chemo for me. Between the nausea, flu like symptoms, fatigue, total loss of appetite and the joint pain, I was basically...

    Started by PresbyEd, 10-13-2014 04:36 PM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 323
    10-15-2014 04:03 AM Go to last post
  21. Mom has decided to refuse treatment

    My mom had her consult with the oncologist today. He laid things out and was not optimistic but also didn't constrain us with guesses on time left....

    Started by Sarah_G, 07-05-2013 11:55 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 1,766
    10-14-2014 08:30 PM Go to last post
  22. Now I have a heart condition?

    About two weeks ago, I passed out while riding my bike. I think I've mentioned it before, but I ride >200 miles/week at just below the competitive...

    Started by ddessert, 10-03-2014 01:04 AM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 542
    10-14-2014 03:05 AM Go to last post
  23. Trip at the end of trip

    We made it back from Ireland but the trip ended with a trip. Did a face plant hurrying to make our flight from Belfast and really did a job on my...

    Started by PresbyEd, 10-08-2014 07:52 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 398
    10-13-2014 10:32 PM Go to last post
  24. Dad passed away - The beginning of a new life

    My beloved father peacefully passed away last Wednesday. I would like to share that the week before he went, we believe that God provided healing....

    Started by jeremyv, 10-13-2014 02:25 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 261
    10-13-2014 10:29 PM Go to last post
  25. Get an MRI or NOT?

    Is there a downside? CA19 is up, so I guess we do it. Do we really want to know the results? It's messed up when you actually prefer your head in the...

    Started by TNative, 10-08-2014 06:01 AM
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 341
    10-11-2014 09:11 AM Go to last post
  26. 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
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 664
    10-10-2014 02:55 PM Go to last post
  27. Question re type of PC

    Even though I have been in this group for several weeks now, I still have a newbie question: How do you know what kind of PC you have? I have seen...

    Started by EMJ, 10-10-2014 04:28 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 197
    10-10-2014 11:23 AM Go to last post
  28. What Matters in the End

    Atul Gawande has just released a new book called, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End. I listened to him for an hour on the Diane Rehm...

    Started by ddessert, 10-08-2014 04:00 AM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 466
    10-10-2014 11:08 AM Go to last post
  29. happy news, bitter news

    Today I had my 18th and final chemo (gemzar) treatment. My markers are good (ca 19-9 at 6.5 and cea at 0.5), and the scan done Tuesday shows no sign...

    Started by Parisdeb, 09-25-2014 07:58 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    10-09-2014 03:40 PM Go to last post
  30. its coming to an end

    Hello everyone: It is coming to the end of my journey here on the forum where I will no longer post, but will time to time read. I have a...

    Started by angelamylove, 10-04-2014 07:13 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 897
    10-09-2014 03:45 AM Go to last post
  31. Flu Shot

    Ed has not had one I am personally afraid of side effects. Would like opinion of forum. Yay or nay?

    Started by monoyoung, 10-07-2014 05:44 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 245
    10-07-2014 09:49 PM Go to last post
  32. Gemcitabine & radiation

    My husband has his final Folfirinox treatment on Oct 14th and then is booked in for a CT scan with contrast of his abdomen and thorax on Oct 20th....

    Started by MaryMary73, 10-07-2014 03:56 AM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 222
    10-07-2014 12:38 PM Go to last post
  33. Have I gone mad?

    I live in a suburb of Toronto and the mayor, Rob Ford, was just diagnosed with a very rare pleomorphic liposarcoma. Listening to his doctor explain...

    Started by MaryMary73, 09-17-2014 10:28 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 790
    10-07-2014 03:39 AM Go to last post
  34. Pancreatic Cancer Treatment- India versus US

    Hello All, I am posting with great hope that someone out there can help me out. My father has been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer spread...

    Started by pancreaca, 10-06-2014 10:39 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 227
    10-06-2014 11:35 PM Go to last post
  35. PC can attack anybody

    Everyone was sad to learn that a well-known, wide-liked, beautiful and smart Polish actress Anna Przybylska died of pancreatic cancer yeasterday. She...

    Started by jacol, 10-06-2014 11:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 268
    10-06-2014 11:26 PM Go to last post
  36. Diabetes?

    I had a somewhat elevated fasting blood glucose this week. I am going to get retested. I wondering for those of you who developed diabetes, did it...

    Started by Coloradomom, 10-03-2014 08:15 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 196
    10-03-2014 11:59 PM Go to last post
  37. 2nd Opinion For Surgery?

    Hello, I have been following this site for a few weeks and now find myself in a position where I could use some advice. My husband was diagnosed...

    Started by Hussy, 10-03-2014 06:49 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 280
    10-03-2014 09:42 PM Go to last post
  38. How much more?

    How much more? Isn't it enough to be here battling alongside my very brave and determined husband? Like you all know this ride is enough to deal...

    Started by jeb6312, 10-01-2014 10:46 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 467
    10-03-2014 09:29 PM Go to last post
  39. Angry

    I got a call today that there was a spot on my mammogram. I have to return for further testing on Tuesday. I know it is probably "nothing" but I am...

    Started by Coloradomom, 10-02-2014 07:56 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 355
    10-03-2014 07:23 PM Go to last post
  40. Portacath, pancreatic cancer

    My Dad, diagnosed a few days ago, will be starting gemcitabine/abraxane chemo soon. His oncologist didn't seem keen to have a portacath inserted...

    Started by JoannaL, 09-29-2014 11:08 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 537
    10-01-2014 04:13 AM Go to last post
  41. what an odyssey

    Finally home. started 12 days ago, with 22 hours in emergency. Once admitted they find out about the streptococcus anginosus - lots of antibiotics....

    Started by sdrutledge, 09-17-2014 08:59 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,146
    10-01-2014 12:23 AM Go to last post
  42. 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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    09-30-2014 08:40 PM Go to last post
  43. Personal Blog Entry - Gemcitabine Dose Escalation Study (Paper Review)

    In this blog entry, I am doing my first review of a technical paper that can hopefully be understood by a patient. This review is meant to point...

    Started by ddessert, 09-29-2014 01:04 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 342
    09-30-2014 11:38 AM Go to last post
  44. My Name is Jay, I Have Cancer, I Am Going to Beat Cancer

    Hello all, my name is Jay and I just found this site after doing a web search regarding proton therapy. Think it is really cool that this exists. ...

    Started by JayBird, 09-29-2014 07:30 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 413
    09-30-2014 02:06 AM Go to last post
  45. 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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  46. Thumbs down Scan results

    Spent 4 1/2 hours at Stanford today meeting with palliative care team, oncologist and surgeon. The scan results were not what we had hoped...

    Started by PresbyEd, 09-20-2014 04:24 AM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 904
    09-29-2014 03:17 AM Go to last post
  47. Seeking advice re Xeloda (Capecitabine)

    Hello. Every night, I read as many threads as I can on this board. The links, stories, and insights help me streamline my research and have...

    Started by EMJ, 09-28-2014 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 265
    09-28-2014 11:54 PM Go to last post
  48. A link to some progress in long term research on the fundamental KRAS mutation


    Started by Rod Holland, 09-28-2014 03:40 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-28-2014 06:54 PM Go to last post
  49. NIH Cancer Study for Exceptional Responders

    NIH exceptional responders to cancer therapy study launched...

    Started by ddessert, 09-28-2014 06:23 PM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 187
    09-28-2014 06:23 PM Go to last post
  50. Question Pancreatic Cancer Chemo Options -- Help

    A close friend of mine's mom was diagnosed with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma. She'd have to go through chemo first and then radiation...

    Started by hottea, 11-19-2013 04:58 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,426
    09-28-2014 05:15 PM Go to last post

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