• Yoda
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Fatigue (tiredness)

    Side Effects

    Fatigue was and still is the most difficult side effect for me. Daily nausea taken care of with meds. No loss of appetite. Some p...

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    • Yoda
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    small tumor found in my pancreas - blocking off common duct - stint placed in late Feb. 2012

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    • Dink517
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    We don't know anything yet, as it pertains to time my mom has left. The MRI confirmed a tumor in her pancrease and tumors in her li...

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    • lillard
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    just starting

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    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • lillard
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Radiation

    28 treatments, being a little weak was only side effect.

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • lillard
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    A failed whipple surgery, was in hospitsl 19 days recovering, many complications.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Linda2010
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 9 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 l...

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    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Linda2010
    • Experience with Pancreatic Cancer
    almost 9 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.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  1. almost 9 years ago
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    Blood sugar, high (diabetes)

    Side Effects

    The portion of my pancreas was removed that makes insulin. So about 6 months after my Whipple I became a diabetic. Also had to start...

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  2. almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I started Gemzar in Feb. had nausea and vomiting the first 3 months, but the vomiting subsided and now have just the nausea. My hair...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. almost 9 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a Whipple on Dec 29th 2011. Removed part of my pancreas, my spleen, left adrenal gland, and 19 lymph nodes. It was the most p...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • FreeBird
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancr...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Living Will, Health Care Surrogate appointment, and (DNR) Do Not Resuscitate order

    Other Care

    We have reviewed and discussed Dad's living will and appointment of a health care surrogate in the event he is unable to make his ow...

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