Apr 17, 2004 - 11:02 am
Today my dad turns 64 years old, 2 years ago when he was dx with stage4 pancreatic cancer I never thought this was possible. He underwent chemo and RXT prior to his whipple as the tumor completely encased this mesentaary artery. The doctor waas doubtful that he would be able to have surgery but a miracle happened the tumor strunk off his artery. Now two years later dad is bike riding, swimming, and enjoying life again. Still on Gemzar for the last two years. A changed man to say the least. But I am proud of him. This is such a devastating disease for patient and family. We don't know what lies ahead for dad, but we always love to hear form survivors, and what type of treatments they are trying.