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by claralondon
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: So apparently my father has cancer now.
Replies: 24
Views: 13482

Re: We are awaiting final diagnosis.

Dear Persephone (love your name) I couldn't read and run and my heart aches for you, and your post below is so beautifully written. To answer your quick question first, the stent should help lessen the jaundice quite quickly, I seem to recall my dad getting relief quite quickly. I also read that dri...
by claralondon
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Time to say hi
Replies: 2
Views: 2849

Time to say hi

Dear all You don't know this but you've all been an amazing support to me over the last year. I am writing this in the immediate aftermath of my darling dad's peaceful passing after about 13 months of living with PC(and I use the word 'living' deliberately). Dad was a wonderful man, but he was inten...
by claralondon
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Any help or guidance appreciated
Replies: 4
Views: 3833

Re: Any help or guidance appreciated

Hey jackie, Sorry your mum is going through this. The only thing I could think of would be some kind of infection in the biliary system. Someone close to me has had those whilst undergoing chemo. But then if your mum doesn't have a stent and the disease is stable (thank God!!!) then it seems unlikel...
by claralondon
Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:02 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My mum
Replies: 22
Views: 12994

Re: My mum

Dear Dawn so sorry to read of the difficult times you're going through. Let's start with the Gemcitabine - I would also second Laura's point that it is known for being fairly well tolerated - My Dad is having it as well as capecitabine and I think it's the capecitabine that gives him more issues tha...
by claralondon
Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Chemotherapy options
Replies: 95
Views: 59215

Re: Chemotherapy options

Hi Carole so sorry to hear you've had this obstacle to the all important chemo for Clive. I am not medically trained at all, but through my Dad's experience I can tell you that his oncologist delayed the start of chemo for 3 weeks because Dad's Bilirubin levels and one other liver enzyme needed to c...

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