jcartabiano's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Caregiver: Pancreatic Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 88, Stage II

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    My dad has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer that has metatasized to his lungs. We are seeing medical oncologists next week to discuss treatment, statistics, etc. It has taken almost 4 months to get to this stage. Dealing with the various doctors offices and their medical staff and the insurance company has been exhausting and frustrating. Dad has finally been given some enzymes that will hopefully help him absorb his food nutrients so he can feel better.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    Dad and I lost Mom in February of 2011. She had Alzheimers. Dad has been so strong, but misses her very much. I miss her and now am wondering why Dad has to go through cancer. I am angry that life has dealt him this hand. Mom and Dad are wonderful people who have contributed to my life and many others. Why??!!

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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    Need Support and will need future care for Dad

    Other Care

    I am looking for support groups and Dad will need future care. I want him to stay in home and want to look into options for his care. I need someone we can trust who is compassionate, patient and understanding.

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