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Pancreas CancerWhat to do??? was posted 08/31/2001 11:55 pm by Sctsmom
E-mail Address: RBILA@kc.rr.com
So sorry to hear about your brother. My husband was diagnosed in 4/01 with
the same and he is only 46 with two very small children at home. It is just
a heart breaker. Rick did Gemzar and Xeloda for many months which I think
held it at bay but did not shrink the tumor. We would still be doing that if
we had had more luck with it. It actually grew just a couple of cms as of
this last ct scan. He has since decided to quit chemo and is now trying
Fred's vitamins, Essiac tea, Graviola, MGN-3s and goes to see an Indian
Healer several times a month. Plus, we have his records sent to Staten
Island to see if we can qualify for a new procedure called radiosurgery. I
sure hope we do because they seem to have quite a bit of success with it.
Some people have done very well on Gemzar for many many many months and there
are others who have had success with the vitamins. The last month has been
terrible in our home with Rick in bed 24/7 and no energy and today he mowed
the lawn and we leaving the kids and going overnight by ourselves tomorrow.
I'm so excited.
This chat board is the best thing to happen to us. You can do searches from
the bottom and look up meds or procedures, etc., to see how others have dealt
with the, etc. We found out about a celiac nerve block through the board
which I would highly recommend if your brother is in a lot of pain. Rick is
actually painfree now after the block. It is a tough procedure but well
worth the end result, at least for us anyway.
I hope I have helped you out a bit. There are so many lovely people who post
here who would love to support you and your brother! Hang in there and
always keep the hope. Sctsmom
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