My partner was just diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer with metatases to the liver and associate peritoneal carcinomatosis. She's almost 63 and this has been one hell of a blow to the two of us.
She saw the oncologist yesterday; surgery is not an option. They will be doing a biopsy, hopefully next week and she is scheduled to start Chemo next Friday. The oncologist says there is no cure for this type of cancer and the hope is to slow/stop the growth of the cancer and said this will cause her death in 6 months to 6 years.
We are desperately trying to hold on to hope for 6 years but I am terrified that she'll be gone from me in 6 months.
Has anyone survived this type of cancer, for more than 6 months? Does the chemo help? The doctor said the type of chemo has relativily few side effects. The drug starts with a "G". Can anyone offer any advice for her, for me????