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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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    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
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    05-07-2014 01:09 AM Go to last post
  1. 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: 7
    • Views: 269
    Today 12:10 AM Go to last post
  2. 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: 7
    • Views: 406
    Yesterday 07:14 PM Go to last post
  3. Predicting Effectiveness of Gemcitabine

    These researchers (video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRE6Xw5Mozw), paper (http://1.usa.gov/1Dkx6y9)) did a 14-patient study on gemcitabine tested...

    Started by ddessert, 09-18-2014 04:50 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 207
    Yesterday 01:30 AM Go to last post
  4. 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: 5
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    09-20-2014 09:12 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky : list of stade 4 documented remission case

    There are some documented remissions for a stade 4 http://www.cancercenter.com/community/survivors/roger-stump/ ...

    Started by AlexLeb, 09-14-2014 03:45 AM
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    09-20-2014 05:17 AM Go to last post
  6. 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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    09-20-2014 04:29 AM Go to last post
  7. Am I foolishly hopeful?

    My husband, at the start of this , was using 4mg of hydromorphone every 2 hours like clockwork along with 24mg of hydromorph contin every 24 hrs. The...

    Started by MaryMary73, 09-20-2014 12:30 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-20-2014 03:36 AM Go to last post
  8. 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: 2
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    09-19-2014 12:04 AM Go to last post
  9. Scan today, bucket list next week

    I go in for a scan and blood work this afternoon and will get the results on Friday. Then I get a 3 week chemo break so that we can tackle a bucket...

    Started by PresbyEd, 09-16-2014 03:36 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 295
    09-17-2014 02:45 AM Go to last post
  10. keeping cyst/tumor/other

    Hi guys, I seem to remember someone posting that we should be sure to "keep" our tumors, etc. Can someone explain what was meant by this? ...

    Started by Parisdeb, 09-13-2014 10:15 AM
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    09-16-2014 08:41 PM Go to last post
  11. Any Diet or Cookbook for PC with Diabetes?

    Need diet guidelines for my sister. She had Distal Pancreatectomy and Splenectomy last week and now must take insulin shots. Total diet change...

    Started by boonems, 09-15-2014 10:04 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-16-2014 03:28 PM Go to last post
  12. Path rpt back; need insights, please

    Hi, Everyone. First, the good news: My mother was released from the hospital (Mayo FL) today--only 4 days after her Whipple surgery. She's weak,...

    Started by EMJ, 09-14-2014 04:27 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-16-2014 08:11 AM Go to last post
  13. Isnt cancer bad enough...an infection like this?

    Nothing but questions today. Hubby fighting streptococcus angionosus. Tough fucking infection all right. 8th day on antibiotics. Told that he could...

    Started by sdrutledge, 09-13-2014 12:59 AM
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  14. 2nd Whipple Anniversary

    Today marks two years since my surgery. Still in full remission. I was told that 12-18 months after surgery is when most recurrences happen. I'm...

    Started by ddessert, 09-12-2014 09:58 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 306
    09-15-2014 08:29 PM Go to last post
  15. We lost the BEST DAD TODAY......

    My dad was battling pc for the past 21 months....lost his battle today with me and my mom and his beloved dog all surrounding him. I LOVE YOU...

    Started by Sunshinevpk, 09-09-2014 06:35 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    09-14-2014 05:43 PM Go to last post
  16. Is this closer to the end?

    My dad was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on 7/10/14. Inoperable, now spreading to the liver and lungs. He has had only 2 rounds of chemo...

    Started by dmg4, 09-09-2014 02:57 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 663
    09-14-2014 02:28 PM Go to last post
  17. Seek Similar to share thoughts

    I am new here and this is my first post. I have a wonderful wife, but there are emotional thoughts I just cant share/burden her with. I am a...

    Started by PaulMo, 09-12-2014 03:09 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 389
    09-14-2014 11:10 AM Go to last post
  18. 6 months

    It has been 6 months since my mothers diagnosis. She has been doing very well. Her tumor markers are down to 55 from 1700 when first diagnosed. ...

    Started by SmokeyNYY, 09-04-2014 09:13 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 552
    09-14-2014 10:45 AM Go to last post
  19. Sticky: Dealing with constipation

    Constipation is induce by opioid derivative - food and medication to take by stage can be viewed at : ...

    Started by AlexLeb, 09-14-2014 03:32 AM
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    09-14-2014 03:32 AM Go to last post
  20. More fatigue

    This coming Tuesday, my husband will be getting his 4th (out of 6) Folfirinox treatment. He was more tired after the 3rd round and appetite also...

    Started by MaryMary73, 09-12-2014 01:17 PM
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 241
    09-13-2014 11:24 AM Go to last post
  21. A little sunshine from Florida (My mom's Whipple)

    My mom had her Whipple at the Mayo Clinic today. It looks like all went very well. They got the tumor that was blocking the bile duct. Confirmed that...

    Started by EMJ, 09-09-2014 09:41 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 358
    09-12-2014 08:56 AM Go to last post
  22. What a strange trip

    Even dealing with PC and the complications, life still goes on around us and it seems there is always something new happening. First my digestive...

    Started by PresbyEd, 09-10-2014 03:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 240
    09-11-2014 05:16 AM Go to last post
  23. Never a dull moment. !!!

    So. Around 2 Am Thursday Carlos gets up and falls, twice. Call 911. Go to emergency. Wait 22 hours total to be processed and get a abed. Best guess,...

    Started by sdrutledge, 09-06-2014 02:37 PM
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 483
    09-09-2014 09:19 PM Go to last post
  24. Sharing some good news

    My mother had her follow-up meeting with her surgeon at Mayo Clinic (Florida) today. He told her that her condition IS operable. Based upon the...

    Started by EMJ, 09-04-2014 11:04 PM
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 505
    09-09-2014 02:43 AM Go to last post
  25. Question Stomach Pain/Cramps -- Pancreatic Cancer

    This is my first post. I'll try not to ramble. My husband was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in March, was not a candidate for Whipple because they...

    Started by CAK2170, 08-31-2014 08:27 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    09-08-2014 08:34 AM Go to last post
  26. 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: 19
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    09-08-2014 12:56 AM Go to last post
  27. Say What.......

    If he's in remission then why did I get a call out to come to the bathroom yesterday to find hubby sitting on the pot dripping wet shaking and...

    Started by Carol Wal, 09-07-2014 05:50 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    09-07-2014 10:37 PM Go to last post
  28. 3rd round of Folfirinox

    Well, we got thru it yesterday and now he has the 5-FU bottle hanging around his neck that will be removed tomorrow afternoon. Once again, a trillion...

    Started by MaryMary73, 09-03-2014 12:22 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 376
    09-06-2014 02:03 PM Go to last post
  29. Capecitaibine copay

    I had been getting my Capecitabine directly from my local oncologist's office and my copay was $7.00 with insurance paying around $2500. After...

    Started by PresbyEd, 09-05-2014 04:05 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 187
    09-06-2014 02:27 AM Go to last post
  30. 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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  31. 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, 09-02-2014 03:34 AM
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    09-04-2014 04:17 AM Go to last post
  32. 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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    09-04-2014 12:31 AM Go to last post
  33. Coping With the Next Scan

    The next scan comes in 1 week. Doctor seems a bit blah about the whole thing. "Whatever shows, shows, and we'll adjust treatment then." Bigger tumors...

    Started by TNative, 09-03-2014 07:33 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    09-03-2014 09:32 PM Go to last post
  34. likelihood of gemzar/abraxane working better than folfox/folfirinox?

    Is it possible? I'm just wondering. My mom is on folfox bit was g/a earlier.

    Started by daddydanks29, 09-03-2014 12:15 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    09-03-2014 02:06 AM Go to last post
  35. 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, 09-02-2014 07:50 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-02-2014 10:41 PM Go to last post
  36. 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, 09-01-2014 06:44 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-02-2014 08:42 PM Go to last post
  37. 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
    • Replies: 15
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    09-01-2014 08:38 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
    • Replies: 11
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    09-01-2014 04:44 PM Go to last post
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
    • Replies: 2
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    08-31-2014 03:56 AM Go to last post
  42. 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
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 187
    08-31-2014 03:56 AM Go to last post
  43. 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
    • Views: 259
    08-31-2014 12:27 AM Go to last post
  44. 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
    • Replies: 10
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    08-30-2014 06:52 PM Go to last post
  45. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    08-30-2014 11:43 AM Go to last post
  46. 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: 6
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    08-30-2014 12:30 AM Go to last post
  47. 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
  48. 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
    • Views: 544
    08-27-2014 02:38 AM Go to last post
  49. 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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  50. 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
    • Views: 200
    08-25-2014 09:32 PM Go to last post

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