5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

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RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by JoyceLadouceur on Thu Apr 20, 2017 07:39 PM

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Hi. Karen and Robert, I took 18 treatments which was 3 times a month and one week off. 6 months later when this cancer came back it was in two areas of my liver and I took 12 treatments of a very aggressive chemo which took all day long. No I'm not on maintenance I have blood work done every 3 months and scans every 6 months. I always make sure I get a copy of my blood work and scans so I can know exactly what's going on. My ca19-9 numbers have been at 4 for the past number of years and I feel great. I know I owe this good health to God above because he did for me what doctors said was hopeless.  Keep up the good work at looking after Robert.  Continued prayers......Joy.

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by Karenml on Thu Apr 20, 2017 09:13 PM

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Hi joy Thank you again! God blessed you and I pray he continues to. Today was treatment 12 now off til May 4th. Prayers and good thoughts your way, Xoxo Karen & Robert

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by GBAdvanced on Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:15 PM

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On Apr 20, 2017 9:13 PM Karenml wrote:

Hi joy Thank you again! God blessed you and I pray he continues to. Today was treatment 12 now off til May 4th. Prayers and good thoughts your way, Xoxo Karen & Robert

Hi,

May I know if you both every had a surgery or is it only chemo and diet? Thanks! 

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by JoyceLadouceur on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:24 PM

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Yes I had the Whipple procedure for stage 3 pancreatic cancer followed by 6 months of chemo. Like I have said 6 months  later this beast is back and now I'm  told stage 4 pancreatic cancer with very little hope! Chemo once again for 6 more months. Only by the grace of God that I am here today, as I lost my brother 8 years ago to this very same cancer and my sister last year to lung and brain cancer. Blessings.....Joy.

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by Karenml on Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:18 AM

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Joy I did not realize that you are in treatment now, Karen &Robert

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by GBAdvanced on Fri Apr 21, 2017 03:29 AM

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Thanks! God bless you with many many more years of good health and long life. Are you on any alternate supplements?

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by JoyceLadouceur on Fri Apr 21, 2017 02:39 PM

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Oh my gosh Karen, if I've miss led you somehow I'm sorry, but NO I am not in treatment and it's been almost 5 and a half years since I had my final treatment! My cancer is gone!    And that wretched treatment is a thing of the past.  Life is good, thanks to God above.

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by JoyceLadouceur on Fri Apr 21, 2017 02:52 PM

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Yes I take turmeric and that's all. I can tell you it's best to get vitamins from fruits and vegetables. I also juice each morning . I work with pancreatic patients and we do not recommend suppliments. If they are in need of something it is perscribe to them by the oncologist. Becareful with suppliments as they may interfer with chemo. It's wise to check with your oncologist about suppliments ! Good luck......Joy.

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by Karenml on Fri Apr 21, 2017 03:10 PM

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Oh Thank god! So hapoy for you! And how wonderful You work with Pancreatic patents am sure they frel Blessed having you. Thank you Karen& Robert

RE: 5 years victory from stage 4 pancreatic cancer!

by GBAdvanced on Fri Apr 21, 2017 05:30 PM

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You are right Joy. God is the utliate decision maker and I am praying all the time for my dad to come out of this cancer here. Chemo is working and let's see if a surgery would be possible ( or maybe not needed at all) though they say without surgical removal its still gonna be there...and even after surgery there is no gaurantee of it being gone as its spread out of the organ. I am thinking of one month course of dendrite NK cell therapy for him as an option.

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