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41 y.o husband newly diagnosed
My husband was just diagnosed 2wks ago with 8cm mass in body of pancreas w/
mets to liver and heavy retroperitoneal lymph node involvement behind
pancreas. We just got home after 2wks in local hospital then Stanford. He had
celiac block which really helped w/ extreme pain he was in. Stanford wasn't
offering any amazing clinical trials. GEMZAR/TARCEVA/monoclonal ab but phase
1 trial and we decided to stick w/ our local oncologist who is doing clinical
trial w/ GEMZAR/new drug from china Kanglaite which has had some good results
w/ pain and appetite and some tumor load control. but I am having 2nd
thoughts about maybe not being aggressive enough. many people seem to have
had good results w/ GEMZAR/XELODA . We can get this too w/ our oncologist and
I am thinking if not quick enough response w/ Kanglaite or if we get into
nontx arm, going to ask for GEMZAR/XELODA quickly. any thoughts re: tx ?
Posted 11/05/2009 04:56 am by Sonia in CA
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