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GemOx was posted 04/03/2010 11:18 am by GailSusan
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My husband has Stage IIB/III pancreatic invasive adenocarcinoma. He is 71 y.o. and was diagnosed on 2/26/10. He will start GemOx chemo when we get back from our honeymoon on 3/14/10. This is not considered experimental treatment at Yale New Haven (where my husband is being treated) or at Sloan Kettering (where a friend of ours, who has the same diagnosis and staging) is being treated. Both my husband and his friend have inoperable cancer at the present, but are hoping that the treatment will shrink the tumor. In my husband's friends' case it stopped tumor growth, but did not shrink the tumor. He did not have any major side effects. Everyone reacts differently, so we will see how my husband reacts to the therapy. We went for a second opinion with another medical oncologist who also recommended GemOx as the first line of treatment, especially since my husband's cancer may have spread to lymph nodes (hasn't been confirmed).

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