1. almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Gemzar

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    Whipple Procedure

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • jsmoore
    • Experience with Ampullary Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    AFter a Whipple procedure and 6 monthe of gemcitabine, the CT scan showed metastases to the liver.

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    • jsmoore
    • Experience with Ampullary Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    whether to choose FOLFOX or CAPOX for my second line of chemotherapy

    Decision Point

    I chose FOLFOX, thinking that the 5FU targets the whole body rather than get Xeloda, which targets the liver.

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    • jsmoore
    • Experience with Ampullary Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    First I had gemcitabine, but after 6 months of treatment 3 times a month, the CT showed metastaces to the liver. I've had 3 treatme...

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • jsmoore
    • Experience with Ampullary Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Gemcitabine caused anemia that was immensly improved, as was my fatigue and outlook, by a pint of blood. Folfox (oxycisplatin+leuco...

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    • jsmoore
    • Experience with Ampullary Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Anemia (low red blood cell counts)

    Side Effects

    Gemcitabine lowered my blood count, but was immensely immproved by a pint of blood.

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    • jsmoore
    • Experience with Ampullary Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    After my 1st round of chemo with gemcitabine, the CT scan showed metastases to the liver. Between the effects of the Whipple proced...

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    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jsmoore
    • Experience with Ampullary Cancer
    almost 9 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a Whipple procedure done by a fanastic surgeon at Kaiser, Oakland, named Dr. Kazanstev. Everything to do with the surgery an...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Plynn52
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancre...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Anniversary

    Celebration

    This August I celebrated 11 years pancreatic cancer free! God is so good! I was the mother-of-the-bride this June ...saw the first ...

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    • Plynn52
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancre...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Depression medicine

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Following completion of treatments, I became clinically depressed. I refused to take antidepressants because of the side effect of n...

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    Easy to Do: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Plynn52
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Pancre...
    almost 9 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    the plan was to have chemo Gemsar weekly, 3 weeks on, one week off , for 6 months. extremely nauseated, vomiting frequently. None of...

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