eself2000'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: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 65

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I noticed my husband was yellow even in his eyes, he went to the doctor the next day and they did a blood test and his billiruben level was at 1400 so they did a ct scan and didn't see any thing. They scheduled him for an ERCP and put a stent in and from that and an MRI it was determined that his tumor was resting or involved (unsure) on a vein or artery. So they decided to do neoadjuvant chemoradiation for 5 weeks.

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Low dose constant 5fu on a pump for 5 weeks. Had to be cut off a week early due to toxic side effects.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    This got finished but I'm not sure whether his side effects came from radiation or chemo.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    about 5 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

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

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    about 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    This is extreme and been going on for over a week. Even the perscription meds only last for 5 hours at a time.

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    about 5 years ago
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    Hand foot syndrome

    Side Effects

    delayed reaction it didn't start until week 4

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    almost 5 years ago
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    stent

    Procedure or Surgery

    we had his stent replaced for a more permanent metal one. The original one was starting to fail.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    the doctors vetoed surgery at this point because they saw spots on his lungs which may be metastases.

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    almost 5 years ago
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    enzymes

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    these are making it so much easier to eat.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

    he's lost 70lbs

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Other

    Side Effects

    when changing the stent they found that he had a stomach ulcer.

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    maybe??? The pet and mri show that the spots on his lungs have grown even though the tumor in his pancrease has shrunk slightly. We're waiting to get a biopsy of his lungs. ....no longer a maybe the cancer has metastasized to his lungs. One tumor in each lung.

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    • eself2000
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Panc...
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    it's definite the pancreatic cancer has spread to his lungs.

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