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Tumors in my lung have increased in size

stevetrenchard
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Joined: Oct 2004

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.

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roxanne53
Posts: 157
Joined: Feb 2004

Hello,
You may want to go to pancan.org or to johns hopkins sites and propose the questions. They both are involved the pancreatic cancer knowledge and research. I believe there is area in both sites for questions and answers.

There are clinical trials going on and don't know what new one is starting or not. I also use the site:
Veritasmedicine.org

Can plug in the cancer and get up to date information sent out and request cliinical trial stuff.

This is as much as I know as to where to get information.
I hope this helps you with your needs.

Roxanne

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roxanne53
Posts: 157
Joined: Feb 2004

Hello,
You may want to go to pancan.org or to johns hopkins sites and propose the questions. They both are involved the pancreatic cancer knowledge and research. I believe there is area in both sites for questions and answers.

There are clinical trials going on and don't know what new one is starting or not. I also use the site:
Veritasmedicine.org

Can plug in the cancer and get up to date information sent out and request cliinical trial stuff.

This is as much as I know as to where to get information.
I hope this helps you with your needs.

Roxanne

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