• jsmoore
    • Experience with Ampullary Cancer
    about 9 years ago
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    whether to choose FOLFOX or CAPOX for my second line of chemotherapy

    Decision Point

    I chose FOLFOX, thinking that the 5FU targets the whole body rather than get Xeloda, which targets the liver.

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    • Shirl
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 9 years ago
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    the oncologist said no more chemo

    Decision Point

    That was a sad day: the first time I saw his tears. We sat on the bed holding onto each other and realizing that we had very iittle...

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    • Lucille
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 9 years ago
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    Accepting this diagnosis and trusting I could survive the surgery!

    Decision Point

    Having been ill at age 29 and having heart disease for 32 years, I was very fearful that I could not survive the surgery. I had no c...

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    • LeslieS
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 9 years ago
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    My Dad needs to get better so he can begin Chemo and Radiation.

    Decision Point

    Update: We met with the oncologist and my Dad has been given the green light to begin Chemo in a week. He is still struggling with...

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  1. about 9 years ago
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    what to do next, is there something left to do?

    Decision Point

    At a loss. All is coming to a very frightening point. The dr has cancelled the chemo. My sister has scheduled a trip to another d...

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    • FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    about 9 years ago
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    continue treatment, or Hospice

    Decision Point

    Dad has decided for the time being to continue with chemotherapy if possible or practical, and see what happens from there. He has ...

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  2. about 9 years ago
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    to go to the next group of chemo meds and start all over

    Decision Point

    After the world blew apart finding out the chemo that had sustained me for 14 months had let me down, Ihad to decide whether I was g...

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    • FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    about 9 years ago
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    Continue or stop chemotherapy

    Decision Point

    Dad is pretty certain that he does not want to continue with chemotherapy. He doesn't want to spend the good time he has left feeli...

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    • Toops
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 9 years ago
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    Tumor metastasis.

    Decision Point

    I was left with the decison of Benefit vs Burden. The Chemo would have only been for pallative & extend life an extra 4 months. I de...

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    • TomLand
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Decision Point

    Following failure of the Gemzar treatment we discussed several options. I was all set up to try the Folfirinox treatment, another t...

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    • TomLand
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Decision Point

    My second decision point was at the end of the first 7 treatment chemo series. The CT scan following completion indicated shrinkage...

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    • TomLand
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 9 years ago
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    Decision Point

    My first real decision point was at 4 weeks nto the first series of chemo when the 19-9 indicator came in about 5% over the initial ...

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