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To Heidi was posted 08/28/1997 10:11 pm by LORI
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After losing my own wonderful Father to pancreatic cancer on April 1st, I really know how you feel. It IS SO frustrating and you sometimes feel like the doctors are not doing enough, or that they are doing something wrong, or maybe just are too busy to care!!! DON'T GIVE UP! ASK TONS OF QUESTIONS!!! GIVE THEM INFORMATION!!! I know that when my dad went into the hospital (2 weeks before he died) the doctor told us that there was nothing else they could do...I asked him if my father could try Gemz ar...and the doctor did not even know what that was!!!! I pulled some information off the internet and gave it to him. He called an oncologist from another hospital who told him that it indeed could help him!! Unfortunatly it was too late for my dad, the cancer had spread to much and he was so weak from the ascites....but it could have helped, and this doctor might have never known about it. I guess my point here is that you need to keep asking the questions, finding out what alternitives are, a nd maybe even seek another opinion!!! I do not understand how they can not start treating him for cancer, if they say that it is not...it has to be something else!! Good luck, don't give up the fight. Stay strong and let go and let god help all of yo u through this. Please keep us posted! Your friend, Lori.

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