greghull's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Pancreatic Cancer

Family/Friend: Pancreatic Cancer > Exocrine Tumor > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 70

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    over 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed with an adenocarcinoma in the tail of the pancreas on approximately July 15, 2011.

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    We attempted to have the cancer removed with a pancreatoduodenectomy in early August, 2011. Unfortunately, the margins were R2 or positive.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    We began the GTX chemotherapy regimen on September 21st, 2011.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Mom just finished her second round of chemo. The results have been very positive. Her CA 19-9 is down to 40 now and her white blood cell count is up quite a bit. The side-effects have been very difficult on her though. Her hair is almost all gone, she now has hand and foot disease and she is constantly nauseous, very tired and has quite a bit of back pain. She's a fighter though and is determined to make it through all 8 rounds. Also, my dad just bought her a treadmill so she can continue her physical fitness/walking routine this winter. All in all, this has been a very good week for us, given our circumstances.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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