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My husband Raymond,age 66 was told on April 28,2000 that CT scan was suspicious for a malignant tumor, arising by appearance, from the tail of the pancreas. It was further revealed that the tumor had spread to the left kidney, spleen, and both lobes of the liver, and regional lymph nodes. Prognosis, very poor. His symptoms included: weight loss( 30 lbs in 3 months)anorexia,extreme fatigue, anemia( blood count 7.9), hematuria( which occasioned the CAT scan),and nausea. He continues to experience lack of appetite and extreme fatigue. He is not in pain. Biospy was done 5-10-00. We get the results on 5-17-00. We are distressed because the Oncologist has basically said " Get your affairs in order--because my husband will be dead in 6 months or less. This was said even prior to the biospy. All the research I've done appears to support the Onc's conclusion. Yet, we have a HOPE based on our faith. I'd like to know more about the progression of this disease--what can one expect with respect to quality of life. Any information will be greatly appreciated and received with the utmost respect.

Posted 05/16/2000 02:28 am by Larraine
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