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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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 02:01 AM
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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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  1. 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, Yesterday 12:35 PM
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  2. Great news - probable false alarm

    A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a new "scare". There was a spot on my lung that the radiologist noticed 6 months ago at 4mm. Three months ago it...

    Started by BobInBonita, 12-17-2014 07:37 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 289
    Yesterday 04:59 AM Go to last post
  3. Revolutionary new method: CAR T cells to fight pancreatic cancer

    Dr Carl June works on car t cells designed to fight specific cancers using your own t cells. He collects your t cells, modifies them in the...

    Started by fighterm, 11-21-2014 12:18 AM
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    12-18-2014 10:19 PM Go to last post
  4. Mixed results and questions about GVAX vaccine and a rant

    We saw the oncologist yesterday to get the scan results. While the nurse practitioner tried to put a positive spin on the findings, there seemed to...

    Started by PresbyEd, 12-18-2014 05:24 PM
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    12-18-2014 10:10 PM Go to last post
  5. novel clinical trial of AMD3100 for pan can (biological agent)

    https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02179970?term=plerixafor+for+pancreatic+cancer&rank=1 Not recruiting yet, but try not to miss it. the drug...

    Started by fighterm, 12-18-2014 06:45 PM
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  6. PET Scan

    My mother got her results from recent PET scan. The main tumor in pancreas still lit up but she said blood glucose levels went down from 5.7 to 4.3....

    Started by SmokeyNYY, 12-17-2014 03:30 AM
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    12-18-2014 06:42 PM Go to last post
  7. Imrt

    Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy is what my husband is having. Not cyberknife or stereotactic. Has anyone else had this? Apparently it is not...

    Started by MaryMary73, 12-18-2014 11:43 AM
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  8. Dealing with his mother

    We have been a couple since 2006. Married since 2008. No children (we tried and tried but it never happened). His parents have always been amazing...

    Started by MaryMary73, 12-16-2014 12:27 PM
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    12-18-2014 04:14 AM Go to last post
  9. Radiation....

    is a bitch. That is all.

    Started by MaryMary73, 12-14-2014 02:12 AM
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    12-18-2014 01:03 AM Go to last post
  10. 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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  11. Scan today

    Off to Stanford for a scan today. My feelings are mixed on this one. My CA19 numbers are way down from where they were, but my pain level is...

    Started by PresbyEd, 12-15-2014 04:20 PM
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    12-17-2014 11:36 PM Go to last post
  12. 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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  13. Getting next vaccine treatment

    I'm at Johns Hopkins today and tomorrow getting my next G-VAX pancreatic cancer treatment (6th one) that are done every 6 months now. Side effects...

    Started by ddessert, 12-10-2014 09:29 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    12-17-2014 06:17 AM Go to last post
  14. What Right to Say Nothing Else Will Help?

    It hasn't been said to us yet, and if it ever is said, I won't accept it. How can any Oncologist tell a patient, so long as any kind of Chemo has not...

    Started by TNative, 12-14-2014 12:27 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    12-17-2014 02:25 AM Go to last post
  15. Diagnostic testing process

    Hello - I have been stalking here for months and this is my first post. I have watched my husband progressively deteriorate since this summer. He has...

    Started by Annie22, 12-24-2013 02:30 AM
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    12-16-2014 05:10 AM Go to last post
  16. Experimental surgery

    When my husband was first diagnosed, his oncologist immediately referred him to a surgeon who has done experimental surgeries on cancer patients....

    Started by MaryMary73, 11-19-2014 01:43 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 618
    12-16-2014 02:32 AM Go to last post
  17. Cancer during Christmas

    How does one pretend that 'tis the season to be jolly when all I wanna do is knock someone's teeth out?

    Started by MaryMary73, 11-22-2014 04:58 PM
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  18. Oncologist's harsh words

    Im just sharing with you what happened to us today. My husband's pre-cancer weight always hovered between 225 lbs and 230 lbs. He is now about...

    Started by MaryMary73, 11-27-2014 03:59 AM
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  19. Annie is gone....

    Sorry I've been away. Annie's cognative impairment worsened after starting folfiri on Sept 22 so on Nov 11 we had an MRI which told us her cancer had...

    Started by hiyasofsj, 12-04-2014 11:00 AM
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  20. coming to an end

    since I joined this board, I have felt unconditional support. I thank you all for this. And the wisdom - about life, about hospitals - so much I...

    Started by sdrutledge, 12-07-2014 02:45 PM
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    12-12-2014 02:57 PM Go to last post
  21. Stent question

    My mom has had her stent in place for 9 months. She occasionally gets sharp pains near it. Are they suppose to replace these after sometime? Anyone...

    Started by SmokeyNYY, 12-11-2014 12:47 AM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-12-2014 01:06 AM Go to last post
  22. PC Supporter

    Hi everyone, I decided to join so that I could learn something about PC. A frind was just dx with PC. She has a tumor at the top of her pancreas...

    Started by TJTUCKER, 12-11-2014 05:38 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    12-11-2014 11:24 PM Go to last post
  23. Left my mother in tears.

    This last week, thanks to my mother and sister, we were able to make a trip to Roswell to visit her as she cannot travel to me. I had expressed a...

    Started by PresbyEd, 12-09-2014 04:27 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    12-11-2014 11:11 PM Go to last post
  24. Question time!

    Hubby dry heaves and throws up bile. Not food. Just bile. The onc says 'just keep taking the ondansetron'. Anyone else throwing up bile? Why is...

    Started by MaryMary73, 12-11-2014 01:54 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  25. Apology for Chemo Brain

    I made a mistake today that Iíve done once before by posting about someone that has passed on as though they hadnít and it was brought to my...

    Started by weylandburns, 12-08-2014 04:52 AM
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  26. Just saying goodbye

    I've been struggling with this for a while, but I have decided I need to bid you all farewell. This group provided so much support and help when my...

    Started by New Journey, 12-07-2014 07:15 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    12-10-2014 02:53 PM Go to last post
  27. Article in Oncology magazine

    This article: http://www.cancernetwork.com/cancer-management/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-gi-and-adrenal-cancers/page/0/1 in the November issue of...

    Started by washingtonmike, 12-03-2014 08:45 PM
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    12-10-2014 06:42 AM Go to last post
  28. Just lost my dad to PC

    Hi all, I'm new here and have been reading a few things and it helps to find a bit of comfort. My dad had back pain along with weight loss and...

    Started by soapfan, 12-07-2014 07:30 AM
    • Replies: 7
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    12-08-2014 04:46 PM Go to last post
  29. worried help

    I have posted a few times before,I mostly read your posts,and pray for all of you,my brother,is 51 dx with stage iv pc in July 2013,surgery has never...

    Started by jadabear, 12-07-2014 12:07 PM
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    12-08-2014 11:44 AM Go to last post
  30. Also new here

    I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in the Spring of 2006. Spring denotes life, love and the start of fishing season........I had never had a...

    Started by Hermit, 12-06-2014 04:36 PM
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  31. 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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  32. Anniversery

    Today marks one year from my surgery. As far as I know, I am Cancer free! Thank you all for being here during the scariest time of my life.

    Started by Coloradomom, 11-18-2014 07:05 PM
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  33. Metformin Associated with Better Survival of Diabetic Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

    http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/18/10/2905.full.pdf+html In a 302-patient study of patients with both diabetes and pancreatic cancer...

    Started by ddessert, 11-10-2014 06:04 AM
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    12-06-2014 05:16 PM Go to last post
  34. Is bad news really good news sometimes?

    After less than the usual scanxiety, we spent the day today doing quarterly scans, etc. It was really a pleasant day since it's just a couple of days...

    Started by BobInBonita, 12-05-2014 04:41 AM
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    12-06-2014 04:38 PM Go to last post
  35. Move to palliative care

    Hubby was great a month ago relatively but in 4 weeks, he's become fragile, immobile, incoherent, nauseaous. I wanted to take care of him at home as...

    Started by sdrutledge, 11-19-2014 09:59 PM
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  36. Bloating and Distension

    Are these signs of disease progression? I hope not. My little one seems to be more bloated than in the past, following a change of chemo and the old...

    Started by TNative, 12-03-2014 03:18 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  37. Update

    So we had the nerve block and went from once every two weeks to once every three weeks of the Folfrinox in an attempt to have more quality days in...

    Started by monoyoung, 11-28-2014 11:26 PM
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    12-02-2014 09:21 PM Go to last post
  38. Digestive enzymes after Whipple surgery for ampullary duct cancer

    I had Whipple surgery in April 2013 for ampullary duct cancer, followed by chemo and radiation. 40% of my pancreas was removed. I have been taking...

    Started by ppelger, 11-27-2014 04:15 PM
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  39. Holidays after losing a loved one

    For most of the 10 months since my dad's passing, I've felt like I had a reasonably good grip on the grieving process. I'm finding that something...

    Started by Mydaddyismyhero, 11-22-2014 03:29 AM
    • Replies: 9
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    11-24-2014 02:13 PM Go to last post
  40. Just a mention... something that is special to me

    I plan on being cremated and could not decide on a urn. None of them I saw I liked. I've instructed my husband and sons that my ashes will be...

    Started by emilyjr, 11-22-2014 11:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    11-23-2014 03:43 AM Go to last post
  41. My father has gone home to God

    10 days after diagnosis my father passed today. I didn't make it in time to say goodbye

    Started by Spartan1015, 11-18-2014 10:56 PM
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    11-23-2014 12:11 AM Go to last post
  42. Unhappy Hello, I'm going through Pancreatic Cancer all over again!! ( newbie)

    hello, I really hate that I'm going through this all over again. Let me give you some background. my grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer...

    Started by 2goode, 11-21-2014 03:37 AM
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    11-21-2014 05:38 AM Go to last post
  43. 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 06:15 PM
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  44. Ugh I feel so guilty

    We live about an hour west from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. With traffic, add another hour to the commute. My husband gets nauseated...

    Started by MaryMary73, 11-17-2014 06:43 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    11-19-2014 11:06 PM Go to last post
  45. Home or hospice

    Maybe I'm rushing things..but I dont think so ..Hubby cancelled the 7th final chemo (to allow for visit of old best friend, who was also blind). I...

    Started by sdrutledge, 11-06-2014 03:27 PM
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  46. Seeing Whether Anything Will Work

    Today we hear about PARP inhibitors and immunotherapy and what hope is offered there. All other chemo options remain on the table. MMC being...

    Started by TNative, 11-17-2014 04:43 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    11-19-2014 01:25 AM Go to last post
  47. CT/MRI scan results all clear

    I get to update my signature line with an extension on the cancer-free date to today. I was inside that MRI machine for two hours yesterday!

    Started by ddessert, 11-14-2014 12:28 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    11-17-2014 04:38 PM Go to last post
  48. My dad was just diagnosed

    Hello everyone, My father age 59 was just diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic cancer with mets in his liver and lungs, He is set to begin his chemo...

    Started by Spartan1015, 11-11-2014 03:31 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    11-17-2014 04:23 PM Go to last post
  49. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    11-17-2014 04:29 AM Go to last post
  50. Somethings going on...........

    Hubby is having lots of trouble with keeping his blood sugar under control doesn't seem to matter what he eats it keeps going up.....Had an...

    Started by Carol Wal, 11-06-2014 09:44 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,229
    11-16-2014 10:25 PM Go to last post

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