jgb's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Caregiver: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 80, Stage IV

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    • jgb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    ERCP

    Procedure or Surgery

    During ERCP the doctor had hoped to put in a stent and biopsy the mass. He was not able to get through to the area because of the blockage and was not able to place the stent. He did do a biopsy but was not sure if it contained the correct cells.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • jgb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    10 days of intense head to toe itching was diagnosed as dermatitis. Two doctors later and a blood test followed before jaundice was noticed in the eyes. A CT scan found a mass on the pancreas probably blocking the bile duct. Immediate hospitalization followed.

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    • jgb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Biliary Drain

    Procedure or Surgery

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • jgb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Biliary Drain

    Procedure or Surgery

    On day 2, Dad began to run a fever. It was determined that there was an infection. The question was where was the infection source. The gastrointerologist felt the biliary drain was the source of the infection. This hospital stay was for 12 days.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • jgb
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Oh No

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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