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Billea

Billea
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Endocrine
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple procedure 12/01/2015. No side effects really at all. I was extremely lucky. I was off work for three months and now just about back to normal.

Laren

Laren
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Susan J

Susan J
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple Procedure performed January 19, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian. The cancer was staged at 2b, with positive margins and lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break…more

Karen

Karen
Bio: My dad is still my Daddy to me (and always will be) but my heart is being ripped apart by this cancer diagnosis and the thought of losing him and to such a painful way. I am trying to stay…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 3
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato…more
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: After almost a year of hearing No/Yes/Maybe my Dad had his Whipple at JH in Baltimore in March, after one week we went home. They also gave him electroporation to treat the tumor that had been resting on the artery.…more
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia

Cindi

Cindi
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: adenocarcenoma
Cancer Symptoms: pain in stomach and extreme fatigue
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Carboplatin and Taxol started June 10, 2016 December 2015-April 2016 Cisplatin and Gemzar we only switched because he had 6 rounds of this. It did keep the cancer from growing.

Jenna

Jenna
Bio: I am 24, my father has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and i am looking for some support and information to help with my ability to cope as well as my ability to better support my father through the…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bile duct stent on 5/1/14

James

James
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Jaundice

Kathy

Kathy
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

Glenn

Glenn
Bio: Husband of a woman who past away from Pancreatic Cancer but learned a GREAT deal about Cancer Care as well as alternatives that make a helluva lot of sense.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2

Rick

Rick
Bio: I am married and 64 years old. Kathy and I are retired. We have two adult children with families of their own. One Chicago and one in Fairbanks Alaska. I am a pilot and we live in a flying community.…more
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Cancer Symptoms: Sore abdomen
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Non operable
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: xeloda pills for two weeks then a week off.
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