• vecjr521
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the Whipple Surgery over 3 years ago still having complication: pain, stomach cramps. hard time digesting food

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Karen0330
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Had 5fu with pump for 46 hours after initial infusion at hospital

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • GLORY
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Laparoscopy

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgeon did laparoscopy first then discovered spread to the liver with just a tiny spot but then couldn't continue withe distant pan...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • swttani
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemo drugs not working

    Oh No

    my mother chemo drugs haves sustained the cancer in my moms pancreas but hasnt affected the ones in lungs. actuallu they have grown...

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    • swttani
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Platelets are extremely high. Dr. not sure chemo is working.

    Oh No

    Patelets in my mom are extremely high. Dr not sure chemo is working. Scheduling scans. In the meantime they warn of possible blood...

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  1. almost 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    Husband died 9-24-16, pancreatic cancer.

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    • kittykatt
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Home care

    Other Care

    My dear sister Lydia and my brother Leonard come to my visit with my oncologist. My sister has basically stayed here months at a tim...

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    • kittykatt
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Whether or not to continue treatment. Which we as a family have decided it is worth a try. Either way my oncologist says radiation will not be an option.

    Decision Point

    Most of the time I don't worry about it. I almost feel this is not happening to me, it must be someone else. But when I see the litt...

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    • kittykatt
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    Tumor has shrunk in circumference but has not pulled away from the pancreas. thus it is not operable. We are going to try another 6 ...

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    • kittykatt
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    constipation, eating problems, fatigue. I take Creon with each meal as instructed on the RX label, but was still having diarrhea soo...

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    • kittykatt
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    I think this is a trial but not sure.

    Clinical Trial

    one of the most lasting effects of one of the chemos is sensitivity to cold. I cannot grab anything out of the fridge without a towe...

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    • kittykatt
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I spend 6 hours every 2 weeks at the infusion center. I take home a portable bottle of chemo that dispenses over approximately 48 ho...

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