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Looking for Answers - PLEASE H was posted 06/30/2000 09:09 am by Lisa
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Short version of my moms story with PC...Diagnosed Aug. 97, immediately had the whipple, preventative chemo (5FU) and radiation 6 months later, then cancer free for almost 2 years, routine CAT scan showed it was back June 99, started chemo again. She was on Gemzar for about 8 months, then her doc said it was no longer working it was time to switch to a new chemo. She has been on 5FU again for the past 4 months, now he is telling us that the cancer is growing again and he has stopped the treatment because it is no longer working. He said we can do nothing or try other chemos, such as Taxotere (which is used with other cancers). He recommended that we go see another doc at Thomas Jefferson Hosp., that she may have some other ideas. What other options are there? Please Help! Thanks.

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