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Radiation and chemo was posted 04/30/2004 11:50 am by Beth in Alabama
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My mom was also put on the 'no Whipple unless we can shrink it and determine the level of arterial involvement' list. We did 6 weeks of Xeloda chemo pills along with radiation. We were following a trial from UAB (University of Alabama in Birmingham). The treatment was rough. She did very poorly during the 6 weeks. But going in she was in severe pain and using alot of meds to control. After the treatment she had no pain and a kindof 'remission' for 3 months in which she got back to normal life again. After a CT revealed definate arterial involvement, she was removed from the operable list altogether. But I do believe the Xeloda/radiation was worth it....because she really had three great months. She is back in pain, on Gemzar chemo, and down again now. We just take it day-by-day. -Beth

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