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by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Battling to get treament
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Battling to get treament

Dear toodotty I wanted to say a big welcome you to the forum, particularly from the Nursing team here. I do hope that you will find the forum family here a great source of support and comfort as so many do. Thank you for sharing your story so far. I am extremely sorry to hear of your diagnosis and a...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Mum Diagnosis
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Re: Mum Diagnosis

Hi Margie I also wanted to welcome you to the forum on behalf of the Nurses here. Unfortunately we do often find that people with pancreatic cancer do have a complex diagnostic pathway. It does sound as if Mum has been diagnosed on the basis of her CT scan but it is the histological diagnosis that i...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue May 22, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: This cruel disease
Replies: 22
Views: 3390

Re: This cruel disease

Hi KeithKerry That is so good to hear that your Daughter is keeping so well. Well done her. As you say another treatment down. I do wish you all the best as she heads towards the re-staging scan. With Kind wishes Rachel Rachel Richardson Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse Support Team Pancreatic Can...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue May 22, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 36
Views: 9040

Re: Concerned husband

Hi Saxon That is great news to hear. You must both be extremely pleased with that outcome. In terms of the POLO trial I have a couple of other links here for you to look at. I wasn't sure if you have seen these. To be honest there is probably not a great deal more information contained within them b...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Mum diagnosed with advanced PC - head is in a whirlwind
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Re: Mum diagnosed with advanced PC - head is in a whirlwind

Dear jchops Thanks so much for your post, its a big step putting your story out there. Welcome to the forum on behalf of the Nursing team. I am sorry for Mum's diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. Both Mum and you sound as if you have an awful lot on your plate and I do hope that you can access the suppo...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Family PC
Replies: 5
Views: 4267

Re: Family PC

Hi there Elle Thanks for posting. I am sorry that you are feeling anxious at the moment especially in regard to your family history of pancreatic cancer. As you may be aware, sometimes cancers are said to 'run in the family'. This means there is a faulty gene in the family that is linked to a type o...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: This cruel disease
Replies: 22
Views: 3390

Re: This cruel disease

Dear KeithKerry I just wanted to welcome you to the forum on behalf of the Nurses here. What an amazing post, thank you for finding such bravery to express your thoughts and feelings. I am sure it will have touched and inspired many. I do wish your Daughter all the very best as she continues with he...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Protandim
Replies: 2
Views: 1049

Re: Protandim

Hi there I'm afraid that this is not a product that I have come across. I'm certainly not aware of any people that have used it. Having a quick look I can see that it claims to be a product that aims 'to boost cognitive performance and brain health, as well as reduce oxidative stress that contribute...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: Upset stomach
Replies: 1
Views: 1630

Re: Upset stomach

Hi there I wonder if it would be helpful contacting the support line via email on support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk or contacting support line on telephone 0808 801 0707 to discuss further details. Best wishes Rachel R Rachel Richardson Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist Support Team Pancreatic Cancer...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel R
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Question re time in end stage
Replies: 19
Views: 4557

Re: Question re time in end stage

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mum. She really did have an epic cancer battle, she was so brave going through surgery and other treatments. It's lovely that you were able to support her each step of the way. The other Nurses at the charity and myself pass on our heartfelt condolences. Please d...

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