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    I am wanting to let you know there is hope! I was diagnosed in 2010. I had a distal pancredectomy and splenectomy.you turmor was T1No meaning that it was a stage 1 and it was not on my lymph nodes.  I was given a good prognosis. Low and behold 8 months later I had a recurrence thst had metastasized to my abdominal wall. I went from a good prognosis to having maybe 6 months to live. That was in 2011!! I am still ...

    August 13 at 3:14 AM view discussion
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      I am a 5 year pancreatic cancer survivor so my gastrointestinal assistant recommend I have a PET since it has been since 2013. I am also BRCA II positive so they do close surveillance.  I am having enough a colonoscopy on Thursday. 

      December 18 at 4:05 AM view post
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        I had a PET scan today because I am a 5 year pancreatic cancer survivor.  So this was just a scan.... I got a call from my gastrointestinal surgeon that he is wanting to do a colonoscopy and a EGD because a 3cm something showed up on my PET..... should I be concerned? 

        December 17 at 3:21 AM view discussion
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          I had a PET scan today and received a call that my gastrointestinal surgeon is wanting to do a colonoscopy next Thursday because there was a 3cm spot showed up on the scan. I don't know details yet. I am a pancreatic cancer survivor so should I be concerned? 

          December 17 at 3:17 AM view discussion
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            I was wondering that if you made it to the 5 year mark of being a 5 year survivor how often should I continue to see my oncologist?  Where will I be considered out of the woods? I officially was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October of 2010. I had a recurrence 8 months later  in June of 2011. I was inoperable and was told whatever I wanted to do to do it now. I was given 6 months to live! I had chemo ...

            July 27, 2016 view discussion
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              I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer at the age of 47 I am now 53. Due to my mother passing from inflammatory breast cancer they suggested that I be tested to see if there is a genetic link to me having PC at such a early age.I tested positive for the BRCA II gene.  I don't know about alternative treatments but I have a chiropractor that suggested I take B12, Milk Thistle  he said that the Milk Thistle wa...

              July 27, 2016 view post
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                There is no doubt in my mine that the radiation is what was the key for me to be no evidence of disease  to this day. I was diagnosed in October of 2010 had my surgery and 8 months later I had a recurrence with mets to the abdominal wall and surrounding blood vessels.  I had 12 gemzar  and cisplatin  treatments following 30 radiation treatments.  Before the radiation on a PET scan it showed a...

                July 20, 2015 view post
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                  I wi be a 5 year pancreatic cancer survivor this October 2015! I was wanting  to see how your dad was doing and was he still kicking pancreatic cancer in the butt  been thinking of you 

                  July 20, 2015 view post
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                    i am a pancreatic cancer survivor and had blood drawn and my CA19.9 is 58.6 and my CEA is 7.1 should I be concerned? 

                    May 15, 2015 view discussion
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                      Yes that would be me. I responded so well to treatment because  of the BRCA II mutation.  

                      May 05, 2015 view post
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                      About Tamatha

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                      Pancreatic Cancer
                      Chemotherapy, Diet, Genetics


                      My name is Tammy and I am a survivor of pancreatic cancer. I was diagnosed in Oct 2010. I had surgery and the tumor was totally resected. At that time they gave me a good prognosis. I went for regular appts. and scans and on June 6th 2011 that scin revealed that the cancer had returned. I had another surgery for this June 2011 but they couldn't get it and it had spread the the abdominal wall. My Dr. Here in Louisville felt more confident if I went to Johns Hopkins to seek advice from the experts. I was told that for Pancreatic cancer that there is no cure. He came up with a chemo cocktail that I responded to. They were amazed with the results. I had Gemzar and cisplatin and once I finished chemo I started 30 radiation treatments. That was the kicker that kicker the cancer out of there. My last radiation treatment was March 2nd 2012. I wanted to mention that they also did genetic testing on me due to the cancers that run in my family and I do have the dangerous mutation that is highly likely the reason I came down with pancreatic cancer at the age of 47. I am doing good today and this would not be possible without my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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