Patient Comments: Pancreatic Cancer - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your pancreatic cancer?

Comment from: dkpx2, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 08

May 6 my wife was diagnosed with stage IV PC. Started treatments the end of May. She was accepted in a trial study. The stem cell drug is OMP-59r5, along with Abraxane and gemcydabine, after 4 treatments she had a 50% reduction in lesion size (from 4cm to 2cm). She is treated once a week and has not been sick at all from the chemo.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 08

My grandfather was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2012. He had surgery to get the tumors out of the pancreas and stomach. After surgery he had radiation. July 2013 he was cancer free. But my grandmother died and he went into depression and took a lot of stress. The cancer came back and spread to the liver, and now Dr. said that he is too weak to get treated with Chemo. The Dr. stated he has maybe two months rarely 6 months. I'm still going to ask for radiation treatment for his stomach so that he has less pain when having bowel movements. I pray for everyone that has gone through this. Keep positive and don't give up. It's God who makes the call! My prayers go out to you all!

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Comment from: CarlaC, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

June of 2000 I underwent the Whipple proceedure followed by 9 months of chemo and radiation treatment for stage 1 pancreatic cancer. I was 40 years old at the time with two young boys and really believed I wouldn't be around to watch them grow into adults. I'm still around and proof that you can survive from this awful cancer. My thoughts and prayers go out to both the patient and there families.

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Comment from: sister, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

My sister (70 years old) is a 10-year breast cancer survivor. She has now been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. After her first devastating experience with chemo, she turned to natural holistic medicine, and especially, liquid antioxidants, and Isotonix OPC-3, which I got for her. It detoxed her body and gave her inner strength to fight off toxins. In my opinion, natural antioxidants are great for those patients who medical professionals will not treat due to their age or other reasons.

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Comment from: Kathy, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: April 10

My mother, age 85, has just been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She is healthy and walks one mile three times a week. She has no weight issues, but has been told she only has up to four months to live. I'm wondering what we can expect to see as the disease progresses. My heart aches for her, as there is nothing I can do to help her. They will not do any chemo or radiation due to her age.

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Comment from: hurricane, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: February 22

My mom was just diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She is 86 years old and chose not to have surgery or chemo due to her age. My family is looking in to diet and eating all those cancer fighting foods.

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Comment from: dua, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 08

My father is suffering from pancreatic cancer and unfortunately his portal veins are located inside the solid mass. So the doctors says that because of this the mass can't be removed by surgery.

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Comment from: melissap, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the pancreas when I was 37 and 10 days post partum with my fourth child. I had a Whipple procedure and was sent home and told there was nothing else to be done except for follow up CT scans. That was 20 years ago in January. I am 57 and back in school in a radiation therapy program. I agree. Sometimes it is all in your attitude. I knew I had to get home and take care of those four children.

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