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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: PanCan Clinical Trials

    http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01453153 The Trial above. Article below. Overall survival increases in mice Art Chimes Voice of America ...

    Started by lancepeace, 03-20-2012 09:07 PM
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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 02:48 AM
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  3. 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 04:14 AM
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  4. 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 06:52 PM
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  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 01:46 AM
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    05-07-2014 02:09 AM Go to last post
  1. Chemo - severe reaction - hate small town doctors.......

    I know there are many on this board that have more serious issues going on, but I just needed to share. After a diagnosis from MD Anderson of...

    Started by boonems, 01-29-2015 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    Yesterday 11:14 PM Go to last post
  2. Update

    Husband is still in hospital recovering from his Whipple. He got an infection so they are draining the fluids that built up after surgery. The tube...

    Started by MaryMary73, Yesterday 01:57 AM
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  3. Oncology appointment

    We are off to Stanford this afternoon for an appointment with the oncologist. I am scheduled for a gem-abrax infusion but I believe that we will...

    Started by PresbyEd, 01-23-2015 05:28 PM
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    Yesterday 05:39 PM Go to last post
  4. Moved: Need recommendations, urgently

    Started by svet, 01-30-2015 08:08 PM
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  5. If not pancreatic cancer, then what? Looking for a differential.

    Hi, this is my first post after lurking here for awhile. This isn't one of those posts where I'm convinced there must be cancer despite having no...

    Started by AriesNic, 01-13-2015 04:38 AM
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    01-31-2015 08:30 PM Go to last post
  6. Blog Post - Immunotherapy of Pancreatic Cancer

    A while back, someone pointed me to the Cancer Research Institute (http://www.cancerresearch.org/)'s series of webinars...

    Started by ddessert, 01-31-2015 07:44 PM
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  7. Exploring hospice

    So the decision has essentially been made, I am done with chemo. Being sick from the side effects for two weeks and then immediately going into...

    Started by PresbyEd, 01-28-2015 07:56 PM
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    01-31-2015 02:18 PM Go to last post
  8. WTF is going on

    We are now 7 days post op. His heart rate has increased and his blood pressure has dropped. His white blood cell count is way up. He was unresponsive...

    Started by MaryMary73, 01-28-2015 06:27 PM
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    01-30-2015 03:43 AM Go to last post
  9. BIG day tomorrow

    Bringing my husband to Toronto General Hospital at 6am for his scheduled Whipple. He is anxious, thinks he's gonna die on the operating table. I told...

    Started by MaryMary73, 01-20-2015 08:31 PM
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  10. CT scan intervals

    I am currently in discussions with my Doctors about when to have a follow-up CT scan to my last CT scan which was at the end of 6 months of adjuvant...

    Started by Rod Holland, 01-21-2015 12:06 AM
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    01-28-2015 01:16 AM Go to last post
  11. New, mom has PC, mostly looking for support

    I'm not sure if this is the right place, or if I'm even the right person to be posting, but I found this while searching around Google and thought...

    Started by junepath, 01-24-2015 09:20 PM
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    01-27-2015 07:17 PM Go to last post
  12. Sister's update

    So my sister's chemo was cancelled yesterday. She has been waking up with her hands shaking and she was unable to perform a couple of tests so they...

    Started by shersart, 01-23-2015 02:19 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    01-27-2015 05:13 AM Go to last post
  13. New to this forum

    Registered today. Seeking support and the comarady (?) of others in the same situation. I've been dealing with PanCan for a year now, and have...

    Started by Oldog, 01-25-2015 12:15 PM
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    01-27-2015 04:28 AM Go to last post
  14. Some advice

    I am sure you have all experienced bouts of constipation. Mike takes a dose of Miralax every day faithfully plus quite a bit of fruit. Well, last...

    Started by annieosage, 01-25-2015 02:47 PM
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    01-26-2015 03:06 AM Go to last post
  15. Living with cancer: coming to terms (lexically speaking)

    I thought some of you might enjoy the following blog/article - I did ;) ...

    Started by Parisdeb, 01-23-2015 08:58 AM
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    01-25-2015 11:11 PM Go to last post
  16. 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 11:55 AM
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  17. New to this

    My Mother was told she has a mass on her pancreas 4 days ago. She has lost @ 30 lbs. in the last 4 months. Has had diarrhea off and on for a while...

    Started by jphillip120, 10-29-2014 02:39 AM
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  18. Moved posts on Pancreatic Clinical Trials

    There have been several posts on clinical trials recently. In order to not have them float out of sight, I've moved them and their replies to the...

    Started by BobInBonita, 01-25-2015 03:06 AM
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    01-25-2015 03:06 AM Go to last post
  19. 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 02:04 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-22-2015 04:40 PM Go to last post
  20. Thumbs down Hospice and My Insurance Company

    Well, hospice itself is pretty good. My lousy insurance is the pits. It seems they don't provide any medication, I have to go to the pharmacy and...

    Started by emilyjr, 01-20-2015 05:51 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 447
    01-21-2015 05:05 AM Go to last post
  21. hello, newbie here

    Hello everyone, I took to the internet to find comfort and found this site. I am a 27 year old mother of 2 very young children. I have had multiple...

    Started by annette87, 01-16-2015 01:58 AM
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    01-19-2015 07:38 PM Go to last post
  22. Should we be worried?

    My mothers CA-19 levels were 36 on Oct 16th. The most recent ones are at 55. Should we be worried? I know it is a small rise but still.

    Started by SmokeyNYY, 01-17-2015 12:57 AM
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    01-18-2015 07:49 PM Go to last post
  23. GI2015 Conference: Lanreotide for pNETs

    We don't have a lot of pNET information, but here's something from this weekend's GI 2015 conference. A Closer Look at CLARINET Data Supports...

    Started by ddessert, 01-18-2015 05:59 AM
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  24. lost my wife and best friend

    After an eight month long courageous fight, my wife lost her battle on Christmas morning. She started going downhill after thanksgiving and even...

    Started by Dadof5, 01-12-2015 05:15 PM
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    01-18-2015 02:29 AM Go to last post
  25. LINK - Seven tips for your first onc visit

    Seems like many of us give this advice "one at a time". Liked seeing it all in one place. CancerNetwork - 7 Tips...

    Started by BobInBonita, 01-17-2015 06:59 PM
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    01-18-2015 12:27 AM Go to last post
  26. Half GAX Treatment Schedule found just as effective

    For those of you having a hard time with the GAX treatment, you might want to share this with your oncologists. Adjusted...

    Started by ddessert, 01-17-2015 06:00 AM
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    01-17-2015 05:25 PM Go to last post
  27. Good news mostly, but sad times

    Just wanted to report - my scan showed NED :up: Next one early May. Oncologist said my blood sugar story wasn't anything to get excited about,...

    Started by Parisdeb, 01-13-2015 10:26 AM
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    01-17-2015 02:57 PM Go to last post
  28. Paraneoplastic Syndrome?

    My sis has had problems with high white cells and high plasma counts since her chemo started, along with extreme headaches and high blood pressure...

    Started by boonems, 01-15-2015 06:54 PM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-16-2015 04:59 AM Go to last post
  29. Research and Going to War

    Does anyone know anything about this extract being studied by a pharmaceutical company called "Aphios"?...

    Started by TNative, 12-25-2014 05:07 AM
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    01-15-2015 06:06 AM Go to last post
  30. Dad just diagnosed- stage 4

    Hi everyone- wanted to introduce myself and share my dad's story as he starts this journey. I would love any opinions on prognosis or advice as it...

    Started by Aep109, 11-16-2014 06:22 PM
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  31. Rough chemo

    This last round of gem-abraxane was really rough with nausea everyday for a week. The anti-nausea meds made me so much of a zombie that I slept most...

    Started by PresbyEd, 01-13-2015 03:29 PM
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    01-13-2015 09:41 PM Go to last post
  32. Scanxiety

    Tomorrow (Jan 8th) we find out the results of the CT scan that was done on Dec 30th and if my husband will have surgery. I didn't sleep a wink all...

    Started by MaryMary73, 01-07-2015 11:48 AM
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  33. Things happening fast

    I have read that phrase time and again. My Ed is not doing well. Chemo was Monday I would be totally shocked if I have been able to get 1,000...

    Started by monoyoung, 01-11-2015 09:11 PM
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  34. 3 month post-chemo blood work - looks like diabetes is confirmed

    Hi All. I just got my bloodwork back from yesterday for my first post-chemo appointment on Tuesday. I have the scan tomorrow (yes scanxiety is...

    Started by Parisdeb, 01-08-2015 10:34 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-11-2015 06:23 AM Go to last post
  35. New drugs coming soon to clinical trials. Anti-CD47

    Two preclinical studies of tumor samples taken from 39 patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors and 39 patients with pancreatic ductal...

    Started by fighterm, 01-10-2015 07:43 PM
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  36. Update on mother

    I figured I'd update all of you on my mother's status. I don't post here often, but I haven't forgot about this place. I feel obligated to continue...

    Started by daddydanks29, 01-10-2015 12:04 AM
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  37. I read something interesting...

    The other day, as I scoured the internet for the trillionth time regarding pancan, and I accidentaly came across a US study for thousands of stage 3...

    Started by MaryMary73, 01-09-2015 06:41 PM
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    01-10-2015 04:56 AM Go to last post
  38. Worst.Day.Ever

    My grandmother was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer today. She is 84 years old and doesn't want to seek treatment. She believes that at her...

    Started by Acgracie8, 01-10-2015 01:36 AM
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  39. Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy Webinar Summary

    Today, I watched the June 13, 2013 Breakthroughs in Cancer Immunotherapy Webinar: Elizabeth Jaffee, Immunotherapy for Breast and Pancreatic Cancers...

    Started by ddessert, 01-09-2015 11:47 PM
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  40. Ca19

    How is it possible to have a low ca 19 (57) and have horrible pain just 2 weeks after chemo? How does the chemo take away the pain?

    Started by monoyoung, 01-06-2015 09:47 PM
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    01-09-2015 08:06 PM Go to last post
  41. Starting chemo again this week

    Day before Thanksgiving Mike's CA-19 had leaped to 344. Yet he was adamant no chemo until after New Year's. He wanted to enjoy his holidays. The...

    Started by annieosage, 01-05-2015 04:36 AM
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    01-09-2015 02:38 AM Go to last post
  42. Follow up scan

    I had a follow-up CT scan this week. No masses or lesions...yay! Still having some breathing issues upon exertion but no answers as to why. Also, the...

    Started by Coloradomom, 12-19-2014 12:35 PM
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    01-05-2015 10:15 PM Go to last post
  43. Feet swelling and strength gone in both legs

    I have read that swelling feet should be looked after as they can be a sign of problem with the lynphatic system? Possible cause, treatment? But I...

    Started by AlexLeb, 01-04-2015 01:50 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-05-2015 04:30 PM Go to last post
  44. Weight loss

    A huge sore point for me, as a caregiver, is trying to get my husband to eat. He is 138.5 lbs, down from 230lbs. My frustration has been thru the...

    Started by MaryMary73, 01-01-2015 06:18 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    01-05-2015 02:50 AM Go to last post
  45. Would like some input

    We were able to go on our Christmas trip to see grand kids, however, 2 weeks post chemo as usual his nausea is better but the pains across the top of...

    Started by monoyoung, 01-01-2015 11:58 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    01-04-2015 12:58 PM Go to last post
  46. Good News Update

    In June the PET scan showed a reoccurrence of a tumor at the site of the whipple surger .7 cm. Started on 12 rounds of Folfirnox. After the sixth...

    Started by weylandburns, 12-26-2014 11:10 PM
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    01-03-2015 04:00 PM Go to last post
  47. Pancreatic Cancer and CLL

    (Mod: Posting in response to this thread: http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/16266-Pancreatic-Cancer-amp-CLL%28Leukemia%29] My name is Lisa, too....

    Started by lisaval, 01-03-2015 12:54 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-03-2015 03:56 PM Go to last post
  48. Red face As 2014 comes to an end...

    I want to wish us all a happy and healthy and laughter-filled and easier 2015

    Started by MaryMary73, 12-31-2014 09:48 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    01-01-2015 05:35 PM Go to last post
  49. Newly Diagnosed Father 58 years old. Diet suggestions?

    Hey guys I just came across this forum and thought it might be able to help me and my family through this process. My father, a hardworking active 58...

    Started by PhillyVet, 11-16-2014 02:31 AM
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  50. Started Hospice

    Well, it's official. I entered hospice yesterday. It's going to cost us roughly a grand a month with insurance, but we'll deal with that later. ...

    Started by emilyjr, 12-11-2014 11:52 PM
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    12-29-2014 06:52 PM Go to last post

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