I have had pancreatic cancer for over 17 months. It was originally in the tail, the duodenum and surrounds the celiac axis. My first treatment was Gemcitabine and Cis-platinum at Kaiser in Walnut Creek. After about nine months of that treatment I switched to UCSF and have been receiving Irinotecan & Taxotere.
My last CT scan showed that my tumor in the pancreas has stayed about the same size, but the tumors in my lung have increased in size. I am going on a chemo break for about six weeks and after that I will start a new protocol.
I am wondering if anyone would have any suggestions or recommendations of new treatments that I am not aware of that might improve my chances. More specifically, I was wondering if anyone has had success with chemo that stopped or slowed down the pancreatic cancer tumors from spreading to the lungs.