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Jim was posted 10/01/1998 10:24 am by evaj
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There are people on this board, including myself, who have survived inoperable PC for more than two years, even with liver mets. It all depends on how aggressively the patient wants to be treated. Also remember, that the treatment can always be stopped if it proves too difficult. None of the treatments will cure the cancer, but they can prolong life significantly. The side effects can usually be controlled with drugs, if the patient is in reasonably good health excluding the cancer. They now have procedures to zap the liver mets. Find out about those (cryosurgery and radiotherapy). Ask if radiation+5FU is possible? That's what gave me an excellent quality of life for 20 months now, even though the tumor is recurring. Or gemcitabine (another chemo used in advanced PC)? Good luck to your Dad. Eva

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