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Thread: Out of the woods

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    Out of the woods

    Is there a time that a pancreatic cancer survivor of almost 9 years be out of the woods of another recurrence? I had a distalpancredectomy in October 2010 and in June I had a recurrence. That was when I started chemotherapy from August until December
    In January 2012 I started radiation therapy with my last treatment being March 2,2012..... would you say that I am safely out of the woods from a cancer recurrence? I also am BRCA II
    Thank you for your input

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    No one can say for sure, but after 5 years or so, your chance of a recurrence is around the same as for a normal person. For a BRCA2 person, that is still 7X the average risk.
    BRCA2 3398del5
    Dec 2010 - back/abd pain
    May 2011 - Unresectable stage III, 2.5cm tumor
    Jun-Aug 2011 - Gem/Cis, 9 rounds
    Oct-Nov 2011 - IMRT+Xeloda
    Oct 2011-Sep 2012 - shrinking tumor
    Feb 2012 - National Familial Pancreatic Study
    Aug 2012 - Downgraded to stage IIA, PGP
    Sep 2012 - Whipple, T3N0M0, 0.5cm tumor, 0/16 lymph nodes
    Dec 2012 - Quebec PanCan Study
    Sep 2012-May 2019 - NED
    Mar 2013-present - NCT01088789
    Jun 2019- NCT03805919


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