music's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Pancreatic Cancer > Exocrine Tumor > Adenocarcinoma

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

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    almost 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    My husband had a persistent pain (back and abdomen) for several months. Doctors said that it was caused by colonic diverticula and lost a lot of time before the pancreatic cancer diagnosis. His treatment could have started before stage IV.

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    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Folfirinox every 14 days

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    over 3 years ago
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    Gallbladder stones

    Oh No

    After 5 days in the hospital, we had more details. The night before 8th Folfirinox chemo, my husband experienced a sharp pain in the upper abdomen, followed by nausea. Doctors said OK for chemo. Big mistake! After the second product, he started to have purple hands, big chills, trembling, chest pain, high fever. Chemo was stopped. Antibiotics administered during the night. After new scan and lots of tests, doctors told us that he needs surgery as his gallbladder is infected and has stones. They are waiting for the best moment to do it.

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    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Gallbladder removal one month ago. Now ready for the next step: Chemo-radiotherapy for 5 weeks to see if there is a possibility of surgery to remove the tumor.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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