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    Received good news. Latest cat scan is clean. I could hear my oncologist smiling on the telephone. He called at 6:28pm on Tuesday. Scan covered top, middle and bottom. Next peek into the bladder in about 2 weeks.

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      I survived the radiation side effects. The last 4 doeses were not received. This was my call. We are now 3 years after completing pancreatic treatment and 2 years after bladder treatment. 3 CT Scans and 1 Endoscopic exam have all been negative. Next CTScan in 6 months.
      The supportive care team has been critical. Second only to my wife without whom I am certain I would not have made it.TheThe chronic pain with digestion and battle to gain weight has been the focus in this past year. Oxycodone has contained the pain. Small dosage is prescribed. I experiment with reducing it slowly; with some success. Digestive gases are now moving out and that has eliminated the really bad pain after meals.

      about 2 years ago
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      Successive CT scans and blood tests have found no further evidence of the tumors neither the pancreatic nor bladder. The oncologist used the adjective I least expected to hear: awesome. I am so thrilled I can't at the moment find any other language to express how I and Elizabeth (my spouse) feel.
      More later!
      Thanks, Thurman

      about 1 year ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): All of the visible tumor was removed. Chemo and radiation completed. However, I experienced severe reactions to the radiation; my system was beginning to shutdown. (I had already completed 36 doses following the Whipple and chemo.)

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness))

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    Side Effects (Erection problems)