Pancreas Cancer Discussion Page:
An Unmoderated Forum
*
 
Support pancreas research*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER

Pancreas Cancer

Deep vein thrombosis was posted 02/11/2019 04:59 am by Emily
E-mail Address:

Message Text
My 83-year-old mother, who lives in the Philippines, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in May 2018. We don't know the stage of her cancer as her medical oncologist said knowing the stage doesn't serve any purpose since we have decided to give her palliative care with no chemo or radiation. She was recently confined at the hospital for three weeks due to her high creatinine level and her swollen feet. Her creatinine level has gone down but her feet remain swollen from deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Gastro stopped Clexane (blood thinner) that was supposed to treat DVT after mom threw up coffee-colored fluid several times over a few days. Doctors suspected there was blood with the vomit. I'm concerned about the embolism that could result from stopping Clexane. Cardio replaced it with Vessel Due but legs remain swollen. Mom said her feet felt 'heavy.' That's one of my many concerns. Would appreciate sharing from folks who had/have similar experiences. Thanks!

Reply to this message | Return to Main Message List
Responses

No replies on file.


*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.
FULL DISCLAIMER


Pancreas Home | Surgical | Medical | Basic Sci | Docs | Registry | FAQ | Appts | Chat

Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home | Search
Copyright © 2019 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Last Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am