Pancreas Cancer Web

ANDY IN MASS.(Massachusetts)

I am 48 year old Male, father of 2--7 year old Daughter and 10 year old son. DX Pancreatitis-( with tumor)-12/04--Biopsy Begien--- Easter 2005--Diabetes--rapid on-set--Biopsy same tumor--Malignant. Whipple attempt--May 2005--Aborted mid-stream Mets. to Liver. Gemzar--started 3000, over 90 minutes --2 weeks on 1 week off. 1st C-Scan--8/1/05---Liver Tumors some shrinkage--Pancreatic Tumor--no growth--no shrinkage. I have completed 20 marathons and 6 ultra trai marathons of 50 miles! I never smoked and drank less than 12 beers a year and maybe a 1/2 dozen Gin and tonics! I have worked in Hospitals for the past 15 years? ( Running Psychiatric programs for children!) --I am treated by Dr. DAvid Ryan at MGH ( Mass. General Hospital) in Boston and a wonderful team of Nurses and Social Workers and a Child Psychiatrist! My struggle at times is the Begien--Biopsy result--in Dec. and being told--you'll be fine --and the time lost--until the next Biopsy--which led to Spread of having Met. to liver and beyond!! Can't look back--and must look ahead for my 2 kids and my family! Eating as much as I can, exercising as much as I can, and Keeping up beat, with Hope and a sense of Humor. I wish the best for all of you too!! Andy

Posted 09/11/2005 10:25 pm by ANDY IN MASS.
E-mail Address:

Return to Main Message List

No replies on file.

*DISCLAIMER: This page is an unmoderated forum, and the opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Patients are advised to consult their personal physicians before making any medical decisions.

Pancreas Home | Surgical | Medical | Basic Sci | Docs | Registry | FAQ | Appts | Chat

Feedback | Pathology Home | Oncology Center Home
Copyright © 2022 The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Last Modified: 11/11/2002 10:50 am