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My husband, 52 years old was diagnosed stage 3 locally advanced adenocarcenoma 1/30/2009. At present he is not able to have a whipple because the tumor is against the SMA & SMV. There is no sign of mets, everything else appears to be contained. The game plan is to use chemo & radiation over a 6 week period to attempt to shrink the tumor away from the vessels. He began treatments 1/16/2009. Chemo (Gemzar 820mg) once a week with radiation 5 days/week. at the end of treatments we will wait a few more weeks to let the treatments 'finish the job' then repeat the CT scan and hope for positive results. I will update further.


Posted 03/21/2009 09:02 am by lindaNuc
E-mail Address: poleskyl@aol.com

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