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Pancreas CancerWish I could help more was posted 11/29/2013 04:54 pm by Jonathan
There are a few on this board who have shown us it's possible to keep
fighting and stay hopeful even when surgery isn't an option, Mark is one of
them. And there are a few who have had surgery and still find themselves with
metastatic disease years after, I had surgery in '09 but have been at stage 4
for 2 years due a reccurrence in my lungs. I don't think it's possible to eat
too healthy although I don't make that the main focus of my battle with this
thing. I've been on chemo almost constantly for the last two years and
sometimes I eat whatever sounds appetizing enough just to eat at all, one day
that might be fruit and yogurt and the next it could be Taco Bell.
Genetic testing of the tumor is a big step toward medical options, and there
are new chemos and trials that have shown promise for people who are not
surgical candidates. One of the most exciting thing we have seen in recent
years are that some patients are able to be treated by chemo with enough
success to make them surgical candidates. It sounds like your docs have taken
a course of using the latest and best methods known .
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