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I am a 54 year old female, 19 month survivor of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. I had a Whipple in March 2001, followed by chemo and radiation. I am in a Phase III study comparing 5FU in conjunction with radiation, and Gemzar and 5FU. I am in the Gemzar arm of the study. Although I was in the hospital 19 days and have had some gastric complications since then, I am alive and cancer free. My CA 19-9 was 5.1 in August. I reacted very badly to the Gemzar and was off work for 6 months, but have now been back at work full-time for 1 year. My maternal grandmother died of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas in 1977 at age 80.

Posted 10/19/2002 10:22 pm by GailH
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