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bmcadams
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Joined: Oct 2004

My dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer December of 2003 he had the whipple procedure and underwent chemo and radiation and got a clean bill of health in June 2004. Now it is back and has spread to his liver I am so scared he is only 53. Is there hope can he live?

hopper1965
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Joined: Oct 2004

I am so sorry to hear that the cancer is back, I know how you feel! My father who just turned 63 was diognosed with Pancreatic cancer and the cat scan also showed it has spread to his liver. The answer to your question is, yes, there is always hope and as you have probably read a key factor is attitude. Keep a positive additude! It will help your father in the days ahead to fight this terrible disease. I would love to see how things are going for your father. Anyone with any stories re pancreatic cancer especially stage 4 would be appreciated.

bmcadams
Posts: 10
Joined: Oct 2004

Thank you. I am trying to keep my chin up

BPW
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2004

There is great info at www.cancerbattle.com
I just received a free video and books on pancreatic cancer. I've sent it on to my brother, who has pc. I only got to read some of it before I mailed it this morning but it seems like GREAT medicine. Yes, there is hope.

aglass
Posts: 4
Joined: Oct 2004

Hopper

My mother, only 55 years old, was just daignosed with Pancreatic CA w/ mets to the liver on Tuesday 10/5/04. I truely feel your pain. Please keep me informed of anything you hear of in the treatment of this disease and I will do the same. I think it is very important that we all keep each other informed of any thing that is out there that we find out. My prayers go out to you and your family.
Regards, Andy andy.glass@comcast.net

bmcadams
Posts: 10
Joined: Oct 2004

I found out that Johns Hopkins is doing a surgery that removes up to 75% of the liver and I was thinking that a pancreas transplant along with the liver surgery might cure my dad. I found out that cancer patients are not eligible for transplants I am outraged does this mean that a perfectly otherwise healthy person cannot get a pancreas transplant? I think we should all fight to change that because I believe there would be hope. Pancreas transplants help diabetic patients why not cancer? I am also sorry to hear about your mom and you and your family are in my prayers as is everyone else here.

BPW
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2004

My brother, age 50, has just been diagnosed with pan. cancer. It is wrapped around his liver and intestines so it sounds like surgery isn't an option. He starts chemo and radiation in a couple of weeks. I'm trying to find survivor stories, inspirational stories, prayers, etc. to send him. There is hope. Don't listen to statistics. If today the temperature reached a high of 100 degress and yesterday the high was 10 degrees the average for the 2 days is 55 degrees. Crazy, huh? Don't believe statistics. Everyone is unique, every case is unique. I do believe people can be cured, if they believe it too.

bmcadams
Posts: 10
Joined: Oct 2004

Thank you for believing in hope and posting the message. I hope the best for your brother.

Cindy6540
Posts: 7
Joined: Mar 2005

Please let me know what they are doing for treatment after it has spread to the liver? It has just spread to the liver with my husband as he is still on gemzar-can they remove the liver or do radiaition to the liver? What is next?

DebP
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Joined: Dec 2004

My son-in-law was diagnosed in Sept.04,with colon cancer. Twoweeks later with Pan. cancer. He is 29 yrs. old. Surgery not an option as has spread to the nodes. Hope? You bet I have hope! Without hope, what is there? Never give up hope, and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

bmcadams
Posts: 10
Joined: Oct 2004

My hope has been restored since posting that message. I was pretty down in the dumps my dad was just re-diagnosed after being cured if you call it in June 2004. I wish the best for your son in law so young. He and you will be in my prayers. Keep in touch and let me know how he is doing. I have not been on here in a while sorry it took so long to reply. I have email through here also

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