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Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis

I'm Mr. Par, and I'm a survivor of Pancreatic Cancer

Forget the averages!

  • Post #1
  • Sat Feb 2, 2019
Hi, I'm Betti

I assume you mean survivorship? My cousin is a 9+ year survivor of pancreatic cancer. I’m not sure what stage he was at diagnosis but he consented to an experimental procedure at the time and is doing very well.

  • Post #2
  • Sat Feb 2, 2019
I'm Mr. Par, and I'm a survivor of Pancreatic Cancer

13 months ago I was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer with “masses” on my stomach and pancreas too large to remove by surgery or treat with radiation. My oncologist wouldn’t give me a life-expectancy prognosis, but the online figures put pancreatic cancer as the worst cancer, with a life-expectancy of 3-7 months. I made plans accordingly. Now, having had the initial 5 months of chemo (Abraxane and Gemzar), I have once again been given a “vacation from chemo” for 3 more months (8 months now without chemo). I write this only to alert those recently diagnosed that Who knows? Someone has to help lengthen those averages! Hang in there and forget those averages!

  • Post #3
  • Sat Feb 2, 2019
Hi, I'm Betti

My cousin at diagnosis had a poor outcome due to the size of his tumor. He had chemo. meds. directly put into his tumor and the surrounding area. He then did radiation. Every 3 months he had a CT scan that showed the tumor was shrinking in size. A year after diagnosis it was small enough to have surgery and has done well. So, yes forget the averages.

  • Post #4
  • Sat Feb 2, 2019
Hi, I'm Richard G.

God has the final say…Stay Positive and Follow the directions of your Doctors!!!

  • Post #5
  • Sun Feb 3, 2019
I'm Fay A M., and I'm a survivor of Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

Amen to the comment above!

  • Post #6
  • Mon Feb 4, 2019
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Hi, I'm blc
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The worst thing that any of us can do is research on the internet. Every one of us is different. Faith, Positive outlook, stay strong, nutrition, listening to your doctors and family support.

  • Post #7
  • Fri Feb 8, 2019
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Hi, I'm kah
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I had head and neck cancer . Tumor in my neck size of golf ball . Also had colon cancer that had moved to liver. Been battling cancer for over a year now. Went over 8 months with out eating. But god blessed me every day. And gave me great peace in my heart. I am ahead in the battle now . Stay positive trust god ❤️

  • Post #8
  • Sat Feb 9, 2019

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