Patient Comments: Pancreatic Cancer - Effective Treatments

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

Comment from: moodysaaber, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 10

I wonder if there should be regular screening for pancreatic cancer. I have known about 10 people who have died of it because it wasn't found soon enough (a "silent" killer). My mother died of it as did my wife's mother. It is extremely painful in the end and has often metastasized all over the liver.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 17

I have pancreatitis, and I am a new diabetic, has anyone checked to see if our cholesterol drugs have caused this? My MD put me on one and right off I got a fatty liver, then diabetes went from pill controlled to insulin, then to pancreatitis. Finally I forgot a Simvastin and the pain lessened. I quit taking the drug and I am slowly coming back to health, very slowly. I believe it caused much of my illness. My cholesterol wasn't that high, and was almost normal three months before I had to go on insulin.

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Comment from: bpierce686, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: September 05

Chemotherapy has stabilized the cancer. I have had 11 treatments, the last three months ago.

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