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Sharron and Michael was posted 07/31/2006 06:56 pm by Susan-CA
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Sorry to take up your time. I've posted before - didn't want to bore you with the history again. He was told, by the 3 Dr.s he saw, that it was small cell CA of the pancreas with multiple mets to the liver. The doctor said it was neuroendocrine because it was in the pancreas and that that was a general 'catch-all' term. I sent an e-mail to Dr. Oberg a long time ago. He suggested Temodar alone or with 5-FU or Taxotere + Doxorubicin. When I mentioned these drugs to dad's onc., he said they would not work, other than Temodar, which was the only drug option he proposed at the time he suggested chemoembolization. He really preferred the chemoembol., although when I first brought it up(chemoemb.) last fall, he said it would not work either. I have strongly recommended MD Anderson to my parents, but they felt that Johns Hopkins was probably just as good. Dad's onc. said that he thinks the chemo he had got rid of the small cell part of the cancer, which he now says was a mix of different cell types, and that the slower-growing cancer that is left, won't respond to chemo as well as it's likely to respond to chemoembolization. They live in PA. He is or was a young 71 y.o. Sorry if I mislead you - he already had the chemoemb. last Tuesday. Seemed to go well, although he had a lot of pain and extreme fatigue. The fatigue and no appetite continue. He maintained his weight previously, and had no problem eating on chemo. Now his tastes have all changed. Can't find anything that he likes to drink. Doesn't even like the taste of water, lemonade, iced tea, chocolate milk. I suggested trying Gatorade. Sorry for the length of this. I'm a little overwhelmed with info./lack of info. I'm getting. It's very confusing.

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