Diagnosed June 20, 2012 with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
Surgery on July 19, 2012, distal pancreatectomy with removal of a portion of the stomach and colon adhering to the pancreas, splenectomy.
Pathology report July 26, 2012, clear margins all around
Stage 2 (T3N0) in July, changed to Stage 3 Oct. 10.
Started Gemzar Sept. 17, 2012
6 month scan clean, NED
Completed chemo end of March.
July 5, scan shows pseudocyst between what is left of my stomach and pancreas.
July 12, two stents put in to drain pseudocyst, pain on left side reduced.
Pain under control, just dealing with the digestive issues, alternating between constipation and diarrhea.
Dec. 6, results of last scan, 10 mm and 6mm mets to liver, 3 small mets to lungs.
March 25, folfirinox is working but bad reaction to oxaliplatin. Giving it one more try.
Switched to folfiri, minor reaction.
Now on Xeloda with only minor side effects and it is still working.