• country's Avatar

    country started following

    User: CancerNews

  • country's Avatar

    country asked a questionPancreatic Cancer

    have i run out of options

    10 answers
    • barryboomer's Avatar
      barryboomer

      Great Suggestions above.....you can check out MY Journey and Profile for a few other idea.
      Good Luck....don't give up HOPE. Any questions you can contact me on my WALL.
      Barry

      about 6 years ago
    • glam's Avatar
      glam

      You can and should ask for a second, third and fourth opinion.....you can also ask his doctors about gene mutations test....I did my one at Foundation Medicine and it is called Foundation One....it basically analyze more than 250 genes of his tumor and state which ones are mutated, which drugs are recommended for that type of mutations and inclusive shows all clinical trials that are in place.....with this information on hand your husband's doctors can set a target therapy for your husband with drugs showed in the report......ask his doctors if they consider it may be helpful...wishing you both all the best....God bless you husband, you and continue blessing all of us

      about 6 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar
      FreeBird

      It looks difficult to navigate through the clinical trials by yourself www.clinicaltrials.gov There's also the American Cancer Society's clinical trials matching service http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/clinicaltrials/app/clinical-trials-matching-service.aspx I don't know how well that works-- no experience with it. Hit up the pancreatic cancer action network PALS for help searching or to see if they have any other ideas to bring up with the doctor. They were also a good source for me to find doctors with experience for a second opinion. www.pancan.org It also looks like the Lustgarten Foundation may have information on clinical trials http://lustgarten.org/get-informed/FindingClinicalTrials If it's a later-phase clinical trial, I found that sometimes you can find the earlier study and see what kind of results they were seeing early on.

      Also remember that if there's no treatment going on, you can start hospice and come back off of it if you want to seek treatment. Ask them about that if you're interested.

      about 6 years ago
  • country's Avatar

    country started following

  • country's Avatar

    country started following

  • country's Avatar

    country started following

    Question: Need help

  • country's Avatar

    country started following