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Roy was diagnoised with stage 4 PC with possible mets to liver and 2 lymph nodes involved. This was Feb. 6th of 2004. We were told surgery was not an option, sorry, he had only 6 to 8 months to live. We went to Moffitt in Tampa, they were going to put him on Gemzar to possible prolong a short live. We requested to be put in front of the tumor board. They chose 5 FU chemo, 24 hours a day with daily radiation for 6 weeks. This was a very difficult treatment. He spent the next 5 weeks in bed, only to get out to go to Dr.s appts. He did not give up. He fought even tho he was weak and sick. Now, today is July 23rd. He has gained 17 pounds and his tumor markers are down to 91. He has no visble sign of a tumor in his pancreas, his lymph nodes are normal and the spots on his liver are just cysts. Through PRAYER and this tx. he has become my miracle man. Do not let anyone tell you there is nothing that can be done.

Posted 07/23/2004 12:26 pm by Colleen
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