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Reoccurance was posted 05/29/2012 09:31 am by Janet
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Bill's Ca19-9 have been trending up for six months. We've discussed this many times on this board - this can mean something or nothing. Coupled with his symptoms of exhausted and back pain - even with the test went from 22 to 39 in a week the doctor wasn't concerned and sent him for an epidural(he has a long history of back surgeries, he was injured at 9/11). Anyway, everyday he was sleeping more and more and in pain. The epidural didn't work. I called Sloan and asked to move up his CT scan from the beginning of July to asap. They didn't think it was necessary but I think did it to shut me up. They found a small tumor in his pancreatic bed. I'm reaching out to all of you to see what you feel the best chemo/radiation options are. We've already been told this cannot be surgically removed as it is too close to major blood vessels. His weight is good and all of his blood work is perfect (except the CA19-9) Hopefully the biopsy will be tomorrow and then she'll tell us options. She mentioned a trial of hedge hog (?) but I don't know if he will be able to get into it. Any suggestions if we are given a choice of different chemo options? She told us one option that had three drugs but of course I forgot my notebook and have to wait for the appt to find out our options. I appreciate any advice. Thanks everyone...

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