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My sister Dianna who is 32 years old was diagnosed with PC on 11/2/01. In
Feb 2001 she started to develope bad abdominal pain for a week and went to ER
a few times but was sent home because the pain eventually went away while
waiting to be seen by the doctor. After exam the doctor told her she had
gallstones in her gallbladder and it was removed right away,about three weeks
after the surgery she started feeling pain in her back, when she went back to
the hospital the doctor found out that her commom duct had been cut (during
the surgery) and that bile was leaking into her body. She had another
surgery in 5/01 to try and fix the leak but the problem was not fixed. During
that time she had developed pancreatitus and was in and out of the hospital
for the next 5 months and while back pain never went away. The doctors were
busy fixing her problem and couldn't figure out why she was having so much
back pain. She had a CT scan in Aug but nothing was abnormal except for the
panreatitus by end of Oct the doctor did another CT and found lesions in her
liver that wasn't there in Aug, they later confirmed to be cancer cells.
After going for 2nd opinion, the doctor suspect that the gallbladder was the
first symptom of the PC.
Right now she is in the hospital getting more testing done and finding a way
to manage her pain. The doctor suggest Gemzar for her treatment but hasn't
set a date to start because my sister has lost about 20 lbs and is down to
84lb. She has hard time eating because as soon as she eats, she gets pain in
her stomach. We are also starting with Chinese herbal medicine, changing her
diet to mostly all organic food.
If anyone has any good advice on other treatment plans, better diet,
alternative medicines, I would really appreciate you input and advice.
Please email me back at anniewu168
Thank you in advance for your help.
Posted 11/18/2001 02:09 am by Annie
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