• Bearpond
    • Experience with Intraocular Melanoma ...
    19 days ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    Many treatment facilities would not accept our insurance. We had to travel from Upstate NY to Nashville in order to get insurance c...

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    • Bearpond
    • Experience with Intraocular Melanoma ...
    19 days ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Dealing with the shock of diagnosis which resulted from a routine eye exam.

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    • Dkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    He started chemotherapy on the 30th of May. He was supped to start ten days before but got a fever so they pushed it back. Minimal s...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Dkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

    His port is painful and uncomfortable, but all went well other than that.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Dkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    PET Scan results

    Celebration

    His cancer had not spread! Only two lymph nodes reacted slightly besides the 4cm. mass on the head of his pancreas.

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    • Dkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Decision Point

    We saw the oncologist May 8th where they did blood work and said they needed to do 5fU for 2-4 months. The CA 19-9 had dropped to 5,...

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    • Dkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    We went home and started the Essiac on the 28th of April.

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    • Dkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    Surgery or chemo or natural?

    Decision Point

    On April 25th we went to MUSC. They had us waiting in the room for hours which exhausted my husband and when they came in they reall...

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    • Dkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

    Other Care

    We immediately bought Essiac Tea, BetaGlucans, Liposomal Vitamin C, less meat and more leafy green. We started by cutting out all su...

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    • Dkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    April 10th 2018 my husband was told he had a mass that was more than likely cancer. The mass was pressing on his Common Bile Duct an...

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    • Jkithianis
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pan...
    19 days ago
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    Just Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I was on vacation with my wife in NYC. Wicked...WTC Memorial...Studio 54 Below...Washington Square Park...Times Square...Man, did m...

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    Sentinel lymph node biopsy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a sentinel node biopsy along with a lumpectomy on 5/24/18. This procedure had much more impact than the lumpectomy. It is now ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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