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Thread: Fungi link to Pancreatic Cancer

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    Fungi link to Pancreatic Cancer

    I thought this was pretty interesting.

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02892-y

    This is something in the very early stages of study, so there's no trials or drugs discussed at this point. Perhaps this is something to keep an eye on for future developments.
    Apr. '19 - Diagnosed Stage IV with many liver mets, CA 19-9 500,000
    May. '19 - Started chemo - FOLFIRINOX
    Jul. '19 - CA 19-9 100,000
    Aug. '19 - CA 19-9 77,000 CT scan shows shrinkage in tumors
    Sep. '19 - CA 19-9 52,000 after 9 rounds of FOLIFRINOX, switched to FOLFIRI due to neuropathy
    Oct. 1, '19 - CA 19-9 44,000
    Oct. 28, '19 - CA 19-9 26,000 (cont. w/ chemo...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by legodude View Post

    .. pretty interesting.
    More like "DAMN interesting !".
    57 year old Wife's PC:
    4-19 - Constipation. "You're old, take Miralax".
    7-14-19 - Constipation with pain below the right rib cage. Again "Your old, take Miralax". I say BS and go to Urgent Care.
    7-15-19 - Urgent Care says "BS" on "Miralax" & orders abdominal CT scan.
    7-19-19 - Abd CT Scan reveals 6.0 x 4.9 cm mass in the pancreatic head which encases the superior mesenteric vein.
    7-26-19 - Biopsy confirms adenocarcinoma
    8-8-19 - Start FOLFIRINOX once every two weeks.
    9-20-19 - End first four rounds of FOLFIRINOX.
    9-27-19 - CT scan reveals tumor reduced to 4.6 x 3.2 cm (50% reduction), but now evidence of malignancy in the lymph nodes.
    10-4-19 - Onc suggests gemcitabine nab-paclitaxel due to lymph node increase/high CA19-9 obtained at 1st & 2nd treatments. NO CA19-9 obtained at 3rd & 4th treatments. ONLY one CA19-9 post treatment initiation. I demand CA19-9 test before switchig.
    10-5-19 - CA19-9 test ~ 10 weeks after treat start is 9700. Staying with Folfirinox

 

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