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lisacraw
Posts: 3
Joined: Apr 2003

we just found out my mom has Pancreatic cancer and surgery is not an option. I am hoping to find someone who is a survivor of this cancer and find out about treatment options. Please give me some info bad or good. thank you so much and please pray for my mom her name is Chris.

infj
Posts: 1
Joined: May 2003

Your message sort of freaked me out. I am a mom who has just been found to have pancreatic cancer. My name is Chris and my daughter is very worried. If you want to know what I've been doing, e-mail me at sr95409@aol.com. In the meantime, keep a positive attitude. I will pray for your mom.

neilends
Posts: 2
Joined: May 2003

Pancreatic cancer has a very scary mortality rate associated with it. But don't be fooled by the statistics. The reason for the high mortality rate is not that pancreatic cancer is more "dangerous" than other forms of cancer, but rather that PC tends to be discovered in much later stages than other cancers.

Regardless of what stage cancer you have, the Whipple procedure is becoming increasingly successful in dealing with PC patients. Do not give up hope without a fight. Research all your options.

My prayers go out to both of you.

stonegang
Posts: 3
Joined: Jun 2002

I am a 12 month survivor of pancreatic cancer. I am 54 years of age and had the whipple surgery and chemo. I have just finished chemo (the cancer had spread to 8 out of 20 lympth nodes) and I am doing very well. In July last year they gave me 3-6 months to live. Never give up hope, I never have. I also had lung cancer 13 months before the pancreatic cancer. So I have had two major cancers and surgeries in 13 months. I am well and have a full time job that I have been back to since 8 weeks after surgery. Your Mom can beat this thing. Good luck and you will be in my prayers. My email if you would like to chat is: stonegang@yahoo.ca

ForBiznesOnly
Posts: 4
Joined: Oct 2003

Well things have changed for the better. Had Ct done and found out that my Tumor Is shrinking. Started second round of Chemo this week and I feel great. cant wait till next ct before Christmas and see what kind of Christmas We have

icedcap911
Posts: 1
Joined: Jan 2004

Hi lisa, I lost my mom to pancreatic cancer in 1998. By the time they figured it out she was gone. She only survived 6 weeks. Unless it is found early enough, the survival rate is pretty low. My moms name was also chris

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