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Neal

Neal
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer

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Sabina

Sabina
Bio: I was just diagnosed with vocal chord cancer stage 2 so far
Cancer Type: Larynx Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 2 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Vocal Chord
Larynx Cancer Symptoms: sore throat burning and ears hurting

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Jerry

Jerry
Cancer Type: Liver Cancer

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Laren

Laren
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer

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Stoyanka

Stoyanka
Cancer Type: Breast Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Stage 4 breast cancer

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Susan J

Susan J
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Unrelenting pain in the upper belly
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Whipple Procedure performed January 19, 2010 at Columbia Presbyterian. The cancer was staged at 2b, with positive margins and lymph nodes.
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: Gemcitibine plus Xeloda started March 2010 continuing through August 2010. The disease was in remission until August 2012, when metastases to the lungs was diagnosed, and the cancer progressed to Stage 4. Gemcitibine plus Xeloda followed until a chemo break in May 2013 was prescribed due to indolent nature of lung mets and hand/foot syndrome. With increasing size of lung…more

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Jenna

Jenna
Bio: I am 24, my father has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and i am looking for some support and information to help with my ability to cope as well as my ability to better support my father through the journey
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Pancreas Cancer Symptoms: Abdominal Pain, back pain, dark colored urine(prior to stent), elevated billirubin, constipation
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Bile duct stent on 5/1/14

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Donald

Donald
Bio: 51, year old widower, Lost my partner to Liver/bile duct cancer in January, On my second fight with cancer , This time it's Anal Cancer (that's hard to say out loud) in 1995-96 I had Non=Hodgkins Lymphoma requiring a lot of hospital stays, and several blood transfusion. But I am still here.
Cancer Type: Anal Cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Anal Cancer Symptoms: weight loss, difficulty with bowels, nodes near anus ( I took for hemorroids )
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: mitomycin on 6/29/2015, 5day infusion of 5-FU 6/29 - 7-4 Side effects "metal mouth" loss of appetite, fatigue

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Lenaecpht

Lenaecpht
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: 6-27-2014 1st Chemo 7-17-14 2nd Chemo Chemo is suppose to be every two weeks if blood counts are ok, but sometimes it's three week...

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Rick

Rick
Bio: I am married and 64 years old. Kathy and I are retired. We have two adult children with families of their own. One Chicago and one in Fairbanks Alaska. I am a pilot and we live in a flying community. Great support with lots of friends.
Cancer Type: Pancreas Cancer
Stage of Cancer: Stage 4 cancer
Medical Term for the Type of Cancer: Adenocarcinoma
Surgery Description, Dates & Side Effects: Non operable
Chemotherapy Description, Dates & Side Effects: xeloda pills for two weeks then a week off.

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May 1, 2017

Vital Info

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May 5, 2015

Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania 16403

May 1, 2017

Cancer Info

Pancreas Cancer

Adenocarcinoma

April 17, 2015

Stage 3

2.1 - 3.0 cm

Yes

I hate the pancreas! Who thinks about the pancreas??

Cherish every moment of your life and being around your loved ones. Have patience in all you do especially with your family (sometimes we are the least patient with them because we know eventually they will forgive us!)

Eat your own cruciferous veggies! They can help prevent pancreatic cancer.

Not to organs, arteries are involved: hepatic and celiac axis

Field and Stream gift certificates for my Dad!

Primary: Erie Regional Cancer Center Surgery consultation: Hillman Cancer Center Surgery: John Hopkins Baltimore

Walk your puppies. Dogs give me a happiness that humans cannot. If you have dogs you understand. If you don't, you have been missing out.

Take a deep breath and if you can't take a deep breath, find something to laugh about!

Prior to stent: extreme nausea, fatigue, weight loss (15 lbs), back pain, jaundice, loss of appetite (unable to finish meals), abdominal pain, needing to take several anti-acids daily Present: back pain, feeling easily full, abdominal pain, increased appetite for potato pancakes!!!!!!

Extreme fatigue, some dry heaving, hair loss, neutropenia

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