Linda2010's Journey with Pancreatic Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Pancreatic Cancer

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    • Linda2010
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My husband had the Whipple Procedure in Dec 2007. His cancer was in the head of the pancreas and was not in any lymph nodes.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Linda2010
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After surgery went thru about 6 mos of chemotherapy. Everything was clear until about 12 mos ago when he developed a spot in left lung. Went thru stereo tactic radiation on this nodule. This was clear until most recent CT and Pet scans which showed some activity. They just did Radio Frequency Ablation on this nodule. They are giving him a break from chemo until another CT scan is done in 2 or 3 mos. They are treating this nodule as if it is a metastatic lesion from the pancreas. We almost hit the 5 year mark and now starting all over again. The chemo he was getting was Gemzar. Also during this whole ordeal he had 3 lesions on the liver from the very beginning. On every CT scan the doctor kept saying they were probably metastatic lesions. Medicare would not approve a PET scan for pancreatic cancer. When it was finally approved the PET scan did not show any activity. After all this time they have decided these are not metastatic in the liver.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Linda2010
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Side Effects

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    • Linda2010
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

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