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pshirley6
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New to this

Postby pshirley6 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:46 pm

My husband was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer metastasised to liver on Jan 2 nd. Ca 19.9 came back negative. He had been admitted with blood clots which led them to find the cancer. Since then all they have done is arrange an mri for this week. Oncologist told us he has 4 mths with no treatment and 6-12 with.... Should they not be moving faster? No treatment and we are over 6 weeks in...

PCUK Nurse Jeni
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Re: New to this

Postby PCUK Nurse Jeni » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:14 pm

Hi there,

Thank you for your post, and you are welcome to the forums, although understandably, not a place of your choosing.

I am so sorry to hear that your life has been affected by pancreatic cancer and that your husband has been diagnosed.

Has your husband had a biopsy yet in order to find out the type of cancer? This might be done from his liver? Or is this in the pipeline?

And do you know if his case has been discussed at the specialist centre at all?

Hopefully, you will have the contact details of his Clinical Nurse Specialist at the hospital - perhaps you could have a phone conversation with them to see what the next steps are and when this will take place, highlighting your concerns about the time frames which have elapsed?

If you don't have the contact details, you could access your husbands consultants secretary and ask them to assist you?

Please do email us - contact details below - or call us and we can help you further individually.

Kindest regards,

Jeni.

Jeni Jones
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707

pshirley6
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Re: New to this

Postby pshirley6 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:59 am

Hi Jeni.
Thankyou for your reply.
He hasn't had a biopsy yet. He had an mri yesterday, the results of which are due next wed. We will not be leaving there until we get some answers and appointments in place. We are hoping the biopsy will follow on from yesterday's mri.
Thankyou for your time.