JMS's Journey:

Patient: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 69, Stage II

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    • JMS
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a Whipple - labroscopically - at Johns Hopkins. Surgery went well, but about 10 days afterwards, 2 abscesses appeared on my liver and I had to be re-hospitalized, then treated for 3 weeks with heavy doses of anti-biotics. This delayed start of subsequent treatments.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • JMS
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Side effects were nausea (handled well with medication) and fatigue. Diminished white blood cells made it so I sometimes could not go outside or be with others.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Radiation didn't impact me untilbetween weeks 3-4, then the side effects were strong: nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and a burning feeling from my throat down to my mid-section that extended across my mid-section.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • JMS
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Just wanted to update my journey by posting the results from the bone scan (on 3-27). It revealed only a single metastasis site, which, for me at this point, was the best news I could receive. Will have cyberknife radiation on the tumor site during the week of 8 April and, hopefully, this will wipe it out. JMS

    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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