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Pancreas CancerVertigo was posted 02/29/2012 09:10 am by KC
Last Friday my mother fell and hit her cheek on a chair. She got up, no real
brusing, and was okay. She went for her chemo treatment - Gemzar. 12 hours
later, she suddenly had TERRIBLE vertigo, vomiting, couldn't sit or stand.
This went on for three hours and we called 911 to get her to the ER. They
did a CT scan (no contrast) and all the usual tests. All was normal. Gave
her Meclizine and sent her home. Dizziness improved. Since then, she takes
it every 6 hours, and is dizzy, but functioning (walking with a walker,
afraid she'll fall).
Went to the Oncologist, who is ordering a CT scan of her head (with contrast)
and another of her pancreas, and right side of her abdomen where she has
on/off discomfort. She does have a metal stent, and this is where it ends,
evidently. She says it a burning, like the skin hurts. She has been told
the tumor CT scan may give a false negative, since she's only halfway thru
her first Gemzar treatment cycle. Concern is a bleeding in the brain, or a
blood clot (or heaven forbid, cancer).
Mom was disgnosed the end of July '11, 2B, vein/artery involvement, on Gemzar
for two months now (prior to that 5FU and daily radiation for 6 wks). As of
the last scan, tumor has been the same, no spread.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?
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