• Well yesterday we found out that the pancratic cancer spread to my hubby's lungs, looks like thy have the measels. Since the radio onclogyst

    Asked by purplekathy46 on Thursday, February 7, 2013

    Well yesterday we found out that the pancratic cancer spread to my hubby's lungs, looks like thy have the measels. Since the radio onclogyst

    I am Thankful for another day with Hubby

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    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      Kathy, I assume that the spread to the lungs was detected by a CT scan, if so there is some hope that it is not cancer as half the population has spots on the lungs. The CT scab just sees differences in tissue density and there are lots of reasons for density differences. If it was detected by a PET scan it is more likely that it is cancer but not a sure thing as the PET see metabolic activity and things like infections often show up similar to cancer. Even if it is cancer there is still hope that chemo can kill it so your attitude of being thankful for another day with your hubby is a good one and hopefully there will be many more. Good Luck

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      Hugs. Nodes in lungs can be benign and the older you are the more likely for you to develop them. I'm praying they're benign.

      over 4 years ago
    • magdem's Avatar
      magdem

      I had the same diagnosis in January. I was told the spots are so tiny they couldn't tell if they were cancer or not. I am starting Gemzar today to treat these and go for my next scan at the end of March. Praying that they are not cancer and will be able to have the Whipple surgery. Wishing you all the best.

      over 4 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      Hi Kathy. My dad has a stage 4 pancreatic cancer also. He went with the first line of chemotherapy, Gemzar, then stopped when it stopped working. At this point, he went with Hospice. My heart goes out to you and your husband, and I wish you the best. If you need any information about the treatments, check my experiences or if I can point you to something I've read, ask. pancan.org is a helpful website, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, if you have any questions someone can't answer or need to find an experienced doctor for another opinion. They have one-on-one support available.

      over 4 years ago

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