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Pancreas CancerPeggy was posted 10/30/2003 07:08 pm by Evelyn/FLA
Hi Peggy. I am glad your mom is doing fairly well right now. Many people
with pancreatic cancer are on chemo for extended periods of time, but it is
that way with many cancers. The chemos allow people to be fairly well, and
the disease can almost seem like a chronic disease rather than an acute
disease. My friend has ovarian cancer and it is also a very agressive
disease. She nearly died almost 2 years ago, had surgery and chemo for 9
months up north, moved back to Florida and continued chemo, feeling very
well, bak to work, ect and then after being off chemo for almost three
months, she had to restart it because her marker started up again. She still
feels well, but gets chemo and will for a while.
Many here do that, changing chemos as needed. It is both a blessing and at
times, something less than that. However, it does allow many to live fairly
well for longer.
It is important to not fear and hate the chemo too much. Just think of it as
what will help. Also, your mom should try to live as normally as possible
and enjoy things, it is really important.
I hope things will go well for her.
God bless you.
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