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  1. 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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  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


    Started by lancepeace, 03-20-2012 08:07 PM
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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 02:48 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Updated!!! Think you have Pancreatic Cancer? Not yet diagnosed? Please read!

    A thread for the 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. 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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  2. Question about Liver Mets

    This is probably the dumbest question ever, but if you have liver mets and get chemo, what happens to the liver mets? (I ask about liver because that...

    Started by junepath, Yesterday 01:43 AM
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  3. My Dad has pancreatic cancer

    Hi all, Just found out the news this weekend and it has been pretty hard so far. My father is a 59 year old healthy man. He is at Sloan Kettering...

    Started by kwalsh109, 03-10-2015 09:31 PM
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  4. Un-Happy Day

    Home from Doctor and the news is Jim's Cancer is back and growing......I'm so thankful for the extra time but am so sad about this...

    Started by Carol Wal, 03-12-2015 08:19 PM
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  5. Looking for some support & information

    Good morning everyone, My 71 year old mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer over the summer after being ill for several weeks and then...

    Started by Lakemom, 03-18-2015 02:51 PM
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    03-25-2015 04:26 PM Go to last post
  6. Found tumor in Mom's pancreas

    My mom went to the ER for abdominal pains and jaundice last week. My dad told me today she has a tumor in her pancreas. He told me she is going for...

    Started by SmokeyNYY, 03-03-2014 06:54 PM
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  7. Doctor Relying on CA19-9

    I'm just curious if this is common. When my mom started chemo her cancer markers were at 20,000. They dropped suddenly and sharply to 8,000 back in...

    Started by junepath, 03-23-2015 06:07 PM
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  8. Genetic Testing of Pancreatic Cancers

    OncoTherapy Network recently reported that after genetic sequencing of pancreatic tumors, several subtypes were identified. These may be relevant to...

    Started by BobInBonita, 03-24-2015 12:27 AM
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  9. Help with pancreatic cancer patient

    Hello Everyone, I've been reading on and off your posts and replies. They have been very helpful. I've got a friend who was diagnosed with...

    Started by Cancertalk, 03-23-2015 09:45 PM
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  10. extreme weight loss

    Is extreme weight loss a sign the end is near? Mom has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and recovering from Gemcitibine HUS. In the past 16 days she has...

    Started by Nessa, 03-16-2015 11:12 AM
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  11. Scary Progression

    So three weeks ago Ed had chemo after 5 weeks off. After first week of normal side effects, weeks 2 and 3 were really good. We went fishing, boating,...

    Started by monoyoung, 03-22-2015 08:26 PM
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  12. 90 days...a milestone i guess

    It's been just over 3 months since Carlos passed.I"ve been lurking a bit here, and I guess I thought I'd report in. It is fair to say that despite...

    Started by sdrutledge, 03-03-2015 08:36 PM
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  13. Post-Whipple Interferon-based Chemo-Radiation has Impressive Long-Term Survival

    In a paper just published in the Annals of Surgery, they looked at the 10-year survival rate of Whipple patients that had Interferon-based...

    Started by ddessert, 03-21-2015 10:52 PM
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  14. Traveling home?

    I was wondering how people who have the Whipple or any other major surgery at a center very far from home, travel home afterwards and do followup? I...

    Started by Shua, 03-21-2015 05:15 PM
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    03-21-2015 06:38 PM Go to last post
  15. Update on my sister......

    so my sister got the results of her scan and bloodwork. There was a slight increase in her tumour size and her markers are up by 100. Her oncology...

    Started by shersart, 03-20-2015 01:03 AM
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  16. 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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  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 01:39 AM
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  18. Just bellyaching

    After a rough last weekend when we had to call the Hospice nurse for some help and relief, things seem to be moving a little bit. Unfortunately, the...

    Started by PresbyEd, 02-21-2015 03:02 AM
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  19. 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 01:18 AM
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  20. NRL may predict chemotherapy effectiveness

    There are several papers published in the last few years that look at a patient's pre-treatment neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and the...

    Started by ddessert, 03-14-2015 01:40 AM
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    03-14-2015 10:32 PM Go to last post
  21. Just a check in to say "Hello."

    Hello. I am a caregiver to my mother, who is six months out from her Whipple surgery and just under three weeks away from her last day of chemo...

    Started by EMJ, 03-11-2015 06:05 AM
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    03-14-2015 05:44 AM Go to last post
  22. Question about lymph nodes

    When Mike was first diagnosed, his cancer was spread to many places including his lymph nodes but everything was in his abdomen. Nothing in his...

    Started by annieosage, 03-13-2015 03:34 PM
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  23. First Line Treatment failed.. Now what?

    Wow it's been quite awhile since I last posted in July.. I have lurking here on and off in this forum but never thought I'd post again just so soon. ...

    Started by forhope, 03-11-2015 09:21 AM
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  24. feeling wrotten - metformin or worse?

    I've been on metformin for 6 weeks, after my last oncologist visit confirmed diabetes (I guess they were waiting for the gemzar effects to go away...

    Started by Parisdeb, 03-11-2015 08:50 PM
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  25. Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

    Last September, my husband and I hiked the entire John Muir Trail. Early December, he started feeling funny and saw the MD in February. Diagnosed...

    Started by Curlygirl5, 03-12-2015 02:44 AM
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  26. Keep fighting...

    I was diagnosed with 4th stage pancreatic in sept 2014. CA19-9 marker at 140,000, spot on pancreas, liver liaisons, and lymph node lit up on the...

    Started by Suzq0526, 02-22-2015 06:35 AM
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  27. Update all over the place

    We had a visit from my hubby's bosses boss yesterday (her husband and mother had both died of different kinds of cancer). She did suggest that the...

    Started by emilyjr, 03-09-2015 09:51 AM
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  28. My Mom Has Pancreatic Cancer

    Hi all, I have been debating finding a forum or support group since my mother's diagnosis in October. I suppose my main reservation was that I...

    Started by Lee326, 03-08-2015 04:07 AM
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  29. What do you Think?

    Jim has been doing very well until this started.....Stomach/back pain taking much more pain meds and having a lot of bowel problems....has a leakage...

    Started by Carol Wal, 03-08-2015 12:58 AM
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  30. Gemcitabine Induced Hus

    Hello! I am a care taker of my mom who has stage 4 pancreatic cancer and feel like I am losing it. It was December 2013 when mom was diagnosed and it...

    Started by Nessa, 03-04-2015 12:21 AM
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  31. Creon and Zenpep?

    Post Whipple, I take Creon, but I'm wondering if anyone takes Zenpep instead and how it goes? I think they're equivalent, but I'm just checking into...

    Started by ddessert, 03-03-2015 03:59 AM
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  32. Pancreatic cancer

    If someone has stage 4 pancreatic cancer that's has already spread to the liver with several tumors do you think they should do chemo??

    Started by Beachgirl57, 03-04-2015 09:14 PM
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  33. Update

    Every day brings on new challenges. So yesterday, after being hit with the jump in his CA 19-9, he tells me that he is feeling 'discomfort' in his...

    Started by MaryMary73, 03-04-2015 09:12 PM
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  34. One Year Anniversary

    It has now been one year since my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. My mother is doing O.K. Not much pain except by her stent...

    Started by SmokeyNYY, 03-02-2015 01:47 AM
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  35. Ramblings

    So I spent the weekend with my sister. They took her off the Oxaliplatin component of Folfirinox so I am guessing she is now on Folfiri. She goes for...

    Started by shersart, 03-04-2015 01:27 AM
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  36. have you experienced elevated ca 19-9 levels due to benign causes?

    Hi everybody. My mom is 18 months out from her Whipple surgery (2b, no chemo) and her ca 19-9 is up to 150. She has had a non TB lung infection for a...

    Started by Sarah C., 03-04-2015 01:50 AM
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  37. VERY confused

    We went in for blood work today. The last CA 19-9 results back on October 31st was 94. Whipple, with clear margins and 4 on 26 lymph nodes involved,...

    Started by MaryMary73, 03-03-2015 05:36 PM
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  38. Father diagnosed with pancreatic cancer now going through chemo

    Hey, My father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year in november and started chemo shortly after(once a week for 3 weeks straight then 1...

    Started by jogkul, 02-25-2015 09:29 AM
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  39. Caregiver burnout

    It is happening to me. I am starting to really resent my husband and my life. I feel like I'm spiralling down really fast.

    Started by MaryMary73, 02-22-2015 01:45 PM
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  40. Stress Reliever

    Well it has been a difficult time for everyone lately so I figure now might be the time to share my life a little bit... it will take your minds off...

    Started by Queensville, 02-28-2015 04:00 AM
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  41. Anyone with simular symptoms

    My wife has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor (PNETs) and possible VIPoma (Verner-Morrison Syndrome). We have been waiting for over...

    Started by spiveyjoe, 02-28-2015 02:58 PM
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  42. My sister passed away tonight

    My precious sister died tonight. Only six months since her diagnosis. She had a brain hemmorage and died peacefully surrounded by family that...

    Started by boonems, 02-21-2015 05:30 AM
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  43. Update

    Today we are 31 days post-Whipple. No pain, no nausea. At all. He is able to eat everything and eats well and tolerates it completely. He has gained...

    Started by MaryMary73, 02-21-2015 03:56 AM
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    02-22-2015 01:18 AM Go to last post
  44. Pancreas-friendly diet and such

    Hope this message finds everybody well. As I have been frantically trying to set up with a GI, waiting for an app. and collecting my med. records,...

    Started by svet, 02-18-2015 05:08 AM
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  45. Irritated

    I know that it's all too common for people to make thoughtless statements to cancer patients and their loved ones. I'm sure everyone here has had...

    Started by Hussy, 02-19-2015 02:14 PM
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  46. My mother may have pancreatic cancer but they wont do the tests to check.

    My Mother was hospitalized in October with severe stomach pain and about 60lbs unintended weight loss. They saw she had several blood clots the most...

    Started by tcena27, 02-11-2015 03:51 PM
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  47. Gemcitabine Damage - Sisters update

    My sister has had a rough few days at MDA. She has all kinds of damage going on right now including Heart, kidneys (HUS), fluids, abnormal red...

    Started by boonems, 02-03-2015 11:53 PM
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  48. Started hospice

    When this journey began almost 3 years ago with weird, unexplained abdominal pain, I did not know where it was going to lead. In June of 2012, the...

    Started by PresbyEd, 02-12-2015 05:48 AM
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  49. 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
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    02-18-2015 02:37 AM Go to last post
  50. 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
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,551
    02-17-2015 06:10 PM Go to last post

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