Jun 15, 2005 - 12:00 pm
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. 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. My doctor said that he knew of no proven treatment where the benefits would out way the disadvantages. He said the only thing he might consider is Tarceva and there was no scientific evidence that that would help me. I was wondering if anyone has had success with Tarceva that stopped or slowed down the pancreatic cancer tumors from spreading to the lungs.