Wilke's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Patient: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Female, Age: 75, Stage II

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    • Wilke
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Distal Pancreatectomy & Splenectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was a serious and life changing surgery. I had to do a lot of adjusting to my eating habits due to digestive system changes.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Wilke
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 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 I had a CT scan prior to having a heart ablation procedure for my A-Fib. I had no symptoms of pancreatic cancer. My cancer is Stage 2 T3. Most pancreatic cancers are not detected because symtoms don't emerge until the later stages of the cancer. So I should be thankful.

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    • Wilke
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    I start Gemciteabine IV infussions on Friday, February 1, 2013

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I am looking for someone who has this type of cancer and had this type of chemo treatments to share their experience with me. I am having the treatments at the UW Madison WI clinics.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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