Jan 25, 2012 Mom dx: tumor on head of pancreas and spread to nearby blood vessells - nonresectable
Feb 3, 2012 Plastic stent put in to unclog bile duct. Replaced in April with metal stent.
Feb 24-Aug 3, 2012 Gemcitabine
Aug 2012 CAT scan: no growth of tumor. Now on chemo break.
Oct 2012 CAT scan: no growth of tumor. Continue chemo break.
Jan 2013 CAT scan: showed mets to lymph node above pancreas
Feb 4, 2013 New plan: 7 wks of 5FU and Radiation
March 2013 Finished Radiation (stopped chemo a week early b/c it was too much on her)
March 2013 CAT scan: tumor and node stable. Treatment break.
June 2013 CAT scan moved up due to loss of weight, no appetite, diarrhea, back pain. Scan showed thickening in duodenum.
July 2013 Unexplained blood loss. Cancer is progressing. No more chemo. Hospice brought in.
August 9, 2013 Mom passed and is finally at peace. God bless her.