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Metformin studies... was posted 06/25/2013 09:46 am by JeffB
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Yes, there have been studies which link the use of Metformin and how when taken in conjunction with chemotherapy, kills the pancreatic stem cells not targeted by the chemotherapy as well as prevents the recurrence of tumors.

My wife Annie started Metformin 5 year prior to developing inoperable stage 4 adenocarcinoma pancreatic cancer. She took 850mg 2x daily for all those years to control her blood sugars. Even with diet and exercise and becoming extremely fit, her pancreas just didn't do the job anymore so she continued with the meds. She has been in remission now for 1 year post stopping all chemotherapy and now takes 850mg 3x daily. This is the only medicine she has been taking since becoming NED in June of 2012. Next month she will celebrate 2 years post initial diagnosis. Annie just had her quarterly visit with a monthly blood draw yesterday and her oncologist said all the numbers look excellent and when examining Annie's liver by touch, couldn't even feel it anymore. We also had the chance to visit the infusion center where Annie spent 10 months getting folfirinox and at the request of her oncologist, met with one of her patient a nice gentleman in his mid-late 60's who just started the treatment yesterday. It was great to visit with him and his wife and to show them how well Annie has done with his same diagnosis.

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