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Thoughts was posted 08/08/2016 08:14 am by Anonymous
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Sorry to hear about your friend and thank you for being so kind and caring towards her. She may or may not say it but I imagine it's greatly appreciated. You may not have the answers to some of these questions but here goes.

What type of cancer, adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine, mucinous? They are treated quite differently?

10 weeks of adjuvant chemo? If not mistaken 26 weeks is standard for adjuvant therapy.

Which chemo? Gemcitabine, 5FU, Folfirinox? Usually one type is for initial diagnosis and others are used for metastatic and/or locally advanced. If she is going to do chemo again, which drug will be used instead?

I don't know much about cyberknife. Is that similar to radiation? If not would radiation be possible?

Clinical trials. Don't know what's out there but would she qualify for any if she is interested?

If you can understand medical journals, you can look up medical articles on pubmed. Also uptodate if you have access to this one as you need a subscription. Your local cancer center may allow you access to look up articles.

Alternative therapies. I just recently found this website chrisbeatcancer. He talks about different approaches like nutrition and prayer. I am a strong believer in nutrition and prayer. I radically changed my diet after my whipple. I prayed and meditated at least 30 minutes every day. It is food for the soul. Also got put on many prayer circles.

I am currently NED! I can't say why as I don't have the secret formula. There is no one thing that works for everyone. For me it was about changing everything in my life to achieve balance.

I pray that you find the answers you need for your friend.

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