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    Hello Wolfwind, Welcome to Whatnext where you can find others who are fighting the same battle. I myself was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer at the age of 56 in 2000. I am now 76 years old. I had surgery where they removed 40% of my pancreas, my entire spleen, a slice of my left kidney and 5 lymph nodes. The cancer spread to only the first lymph node. I see that you had a port implanted into your chest. I too like many others had the same thing. I don't believe that they do chemotherapy like they did 20 years ago with me. I had 24/7 chemo for 5 weeks non-stop, and radiation 5 days a week during the same 5 weeks. It was brutal...I was crawling on my hands and knees until I could get up enough strength to stand. Then they wanted to do another round of chemo. I said "NO WAY!" However what is the alternative? The 2nd round was only one day a week for 9 weeks, 3 hours. I thought I had it beat after 19 years...but then it returned. In March of 2019 I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. This time I did 2 weeks of chemo and quit...no more for me! The surgeon said no more radiation either. He doesn't believe in radiation. Good luck to you Wolfwind...any question just ask at the top of your profile. My best to all of you...Russ

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    Russ wrote on Funfroggy's wall

    Hello Funfroggy, and welcome to WhatNext a great website for you to find others who are battling the same disease. I myself am a stage IV pancreatic cancer survivor...however it came back in March 2019 in the form of stomach cancer. I will beat it just like I did the first time beating pancreatic cancer. This one is easy skate compared to pancreatic cancer. Keep up the positive attitude...it is half the battle. If you have any questions for me or the group simply ask. You can reach-out by going to QUESTIONS at the top of any WhatNext page. My best to you...Russ

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    I added this photo by mistake, but in any case these are 3 of my grandchildren up at their folks summer home. They love it upstate of Pa., near the border of NY.

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      LiveWithCancer

      Cute kids, Russ!

      12 months ago
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      Coloman

      Enjoy the time you have with them while you can. They grow up and almost disappear before you know it!

      12 months ago
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      ValorieD

      Pictures of goods is never a mistake

      12 months ago
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