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New cancer was posted 08/04/2016 02:28 pm by Anonymous
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Have you discussed folfirinox with your dr? It's a combination of 4 chemo agents. It's used for metastatic and locally advanced disease. Gemzar is used for adjuvant therapy and sometimes in metastasis. Then there are other meds in combo with Gemzar like Abraxane, Taxol and a few others.

Quality of life is an important thing that is often overlooked. I would say don't give up just yes. Do a bit more research but in doing so understand the affects of the treatment. Would that work for you and your lifestyle?

I truly do understand your question. I was fortunate enough to have the whipple but I have not recovered from the surgery 2 years ago. I struggle with a lot of GI issues and fatigue and physically have little stamina. I have given up my life in order to be alive. Sometimes I have to wonder what if.

I pray that you are able to find the answers that you need. I am sorry that you are having to go through this awful disease. Good luck and sending many blessings to you!

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