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DIANNE H.'S DAD
My dad, Ray, 61 years old, was diagnosed with Stage IV inoperable PC in early
September, 2001. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is inoperable
because the tumor is wrapped around blood vessels. His initial treatment
consisted of radiation in combination with 5FU, CPT11 and irebutican(sp?).
He is also taking bovine cartilage (9g a day), Co-Enzyme Q10, 2 multivitamins
a day, pancreatic enzymes, etc. A CT scan was done after the initial
treatment and the tumor shrunk to about 1/2 of its original size (it was
8cm). He is now receiving 5FU for short periods (he developed mouth sores so
he has had to stop a few times). The CA19-9 levels have gone from an
original 5,280 to 980. He will be having another CT scan done in about 3
weeks or so. We are hoping for good news. My dad's mother died of
pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, he did not tell the doctor this until the
doctor was close to figuring out what the problem was. He had been having
problems for months and was being treated for an ulcer (although they had
never tested him to see if he actually had one). If anyone want's to know
more about his treatment and success, feel free to e-mail me or post a
question on the message board. I usually check there everyday. Dianne
Posted 02/16/2002 09:04 am by Dianne H.
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