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Peggy was posted 10/30/2003 07:08 pm by Evelyn/FLA
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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. Evelyn

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