• Beeps
    • Experience with Endocrine Tumor (NET)
    almost 8 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Yesterday I met with a new ( to me ) doctor. He came highly recommended by several folks in my area that are part of the Carcinoid A...

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    • YQM
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 8 years ago
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    Palliative Care via Hospice?

    Decision Point

    Insurance suggested I consider Hospice, as we have been struggling with getting pain meds (for bone mets) with pharmacy and insuranc...

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    • Blind
    • Experience with Endocrine Tumor (NET)
    about 8 years ago
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    to tolerate the chemo if they could stop the sores

    Decision Point

    They cut back on the medicine in chemo that caused the sores. the back of my tongue burns.

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    • YQM
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Decision Point

    My husband and I have been discussing his "Bucket List" since he has decided on Quality of Life vs Chemo side effects. We are plann...

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    • YQM
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Stop Chemo

    Decision Point

    It took 6 weeks before he recovered from the 3rd chemo... he decided no more... rather feel normal and live out my life, then feel s...

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    • Wilke
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 8 years ago
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    Had to decide if I wanted to go through chemotherapy. That was a hard decision.

    Decision Point

    Pancreatic cancer has a high recurrence rate. That was tough to hear. However I should be greatful because they found the mass when ...

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  1. almost 9 years ago
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    My sister and I had to make the decision about what to do next as far as her care was concerned. She was already advanced to the last stage and there was nothing else that could be done except make her comfortable

    Decision Point

    My sister and I decided to bring our mother home on Hospice so that she could be with her 3 dogs and spend time with her family wher...

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    • FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Stop treatment.

    Decision Point

    Today is November 1, 2012-- the beginning of what they (whoever they are) are calling Pancreatic Cancer Awareness month. Dad ha...

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    • FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    about 9 years ago
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    Fork in the road- end of October 2012

    Decision Point

    There are currently no known cures for pancreatic cancer, and very few treatment options available for stage 4. After failure of G...

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    • FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    about 9 years ago
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    Where to go now.

    Decision Point

    It appears that the first line of chemotherapy for dad's cancer-- Gemzar or gemcitabine-- has failed at this point. The PET/CT s...

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  2. about 9 years ago
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    To DNR or not to DNR

    Decision Point

    Alot of talk this week about whether we should or should not put a DNR in place. Mom collapsing from blood clots in her leg and lung...

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  3. about 9 years ago
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    Whipple Procedure? Chemo afterwards?

    Decision Point

    Found a doctor that instilled 100% confidence.

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