Hello. I'm new to this board, hopefully you can help me. I'm writing on behalf of my aunt, who was diagnosed with PC Sept. 04. She's been doing well on GTX (Gemzar/Taxotere/Xeloda) combination therapy with Dr. Fine in NYC, but things have taken a turn, and we're looking for new chemo options. My aunt's message is below. Any advice would be GREAT. Thank you so much. Elizabeth
Dear Fellow Pancreatic Patients,
I was diagnosed with PC in Sept. 04 .Primary site was tail of pancreas. I had 20+leisons on liver. I have done 12 cycles of gtx and got rid of almost all the tumors including the one on the pancreas. My most recent MRI shows two new tumors which indicates that gtx is probably failing. What are you all doing and what has been successful for you. I am desperately looking for a new protocol. I have fluid now in my abdomen and my liver enzymes are no longer normal. HELP.