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by emcee46
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: What the <expletive deleted> is going on?!?!
Replies: 9
Views: 5725

Re: What the <expletive deleted> is going on?!?!

Hi Nicky ... Can't add any more useful info. to this forum any more since the loss of my Dane in June ... but my heart is with all of you still fighting on. The only thing I can say is that, given that my girl had a really nasty version (the adenosquamous one) it must give a lot of hope to everyone ...
by emcee46
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Thanks everyone ...
Replies: 8
Views: 3877

Re: Thanks everyone ...

Actually, the last time I went through this, my wife had renal cancer - and it was just about one month between diagnosis and death. This time, I thought I could put into practice some of the things I'd learned the first time and I think (hope) I did. I have to say that, if I were doing a freshman's...
by emcee46
Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Thanks everyone ...
Replies: 8
Views: 3877

Re: Thanks everyone ...

Thanks for your thoughts as well Ellie and Juliana. We're burying 'my girl' tomorrow but my thoughts have to go back to our original objective, which I suppose is the same for all cancer victims:- to keep them going as healthily and as happily as you can until something comes along that will REALLY ...
by emcee46
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:55 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Thanks everyone ...
Replies: 8
Views: 3877

Thanks everyone ...

Thanks everyone so much for your thoughts and guidance over my partner Ane's adenosquamous carcinoma of the pancreas. We just lost her yesterday morning at The Royal Surrey in Guildford. As I gather it, this particular variant of PC really doesn't often take prisoners and hasn't really provided anyo...
by emcee46
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Esophageal Obstruction ...
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

Re: Esophageal Obstruction ...

Thanks so much Nicky and Penny. Those two answers are just the sort of thing you need in this battle. As this wretched disease really does place sufferers in the lap of the gods, the only thing the rest of us can do for them is be a 'runner' in terms of research and/or rescue/comfort remedies and yo...
by emcee46
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Esophageal Obstruction ...
Replies: 3
Views: 3488

Esophageal Obstruction ...

Picking brains again! My partner's adenosquamous carcinoma is currently stable but the thing had been growing along the stomach to the extent that it has been causing pressure on the esophageal tube. This, naturally, has caused a gagging reflex when she tries to eat or drink and she has to wait unti...
by emcee46
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Picking brains again ... !
Replies: 4
Views: 3692

Re: Picking brains again ... !

Hi Lily ... A lovely letter which probably summed this disease up. You may think it's a bit confused and not sure whether it was helpful to me or not - but isn't that the nature of the thing anyway? Life sure as hell slings us all into 'clubs' at many stages in our lives whether we like it or not an...
by emcee46
Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Picking brains again ... !
Replies: 4
Views: 3692

Re: Picking brains again ... !

Hi Juliana ... Lovely to get a reply so promptly! I think the impression I may have given that this tumour was targeted separately may have come from the consultant radiotherapist who was planning to do just that coupled with a 'side' of chemo. Thus, when he referred to a 'systemic' approach, I beli...
by emcee46
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Picking brains again ... !
Replies: 4
Views: 3692

Picking brains again ... !

As I've mentioned before on this site, my partner has been previously diagnosed with an adenosquamous pancreatic tumour in the body and tail of her pancreas. Two sessions involving eighteen separate applications of chemotherapy (GemCis) have resulted in a 90% reduction in markers and a 50% reduction...
by emcee46
Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: TomoTherapy ...
Replies: 3
Views: 4499

Re: TomoTherapy ...

Thanks everyone - really useful stuff starting to come out of this one. I have taken the following from the London Cromwell Hospital's website:- "The Department has over 20 years experience in the provision of Radiotherapy Services. During 2006/7 the Department underwent a complete refurbishment and...
by emcee46
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Finished chemo & having a rant ;)
Replies: 42
Views: 22963

Re: Finished chemo & having a rant ;)

Just a couple of bobs'-worth from me which may, or may not, be helpful. When my partner was diagnosed, the consultant surgeon we initially dealt with said that, if we weren't totally covered for cancer on private medical insurance (we weren't), he wouldn't find any drawback in that - given the impro...
by emcee46
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: TomoTherapy ...
Replies: 3
Views: 4499

TomoTherapy ...

I wonder if anyone knows anything about the relative benefits of TomoTherapy as opposed to 'normal' radiotherapy? I gather that this targeted and high-intensity 360 degree version is regarded highly in the USA and yet is only available thus-far at Addenbrooke's in Cambridge, Middlesborough and one o...
by emcee46
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Latest from across the Atlantic ...
Replies: 1
Views: 2639

Re: Latest from across the Atlantic ...

... and this one as well:- New Anti-Cancer Drug Undergoing Testing United Press International October 7, 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A U.S. Phase 1 clinical trial is under way to determine if a new anti-cancer drug is safe and effective for use in patients with solid cancer tumors. The drug, currently...
by emcee46
Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Latest from across the Atlantic ...
Replies: 1
Views: 2639

Latest from across the Atlantic ...

I thought everyone may be interested in this from the USA:- New Pancreatic Cancer Study Results From M.T. Mueller Et Al Described NewsRx.com October 8, 2009 "Pancreatic cancers contain exclusively tumorigenic cancer stem cells (CSCs), which are highly resistant to chemotherapy, resulting in a relati...
by emcee46
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Message for emcee46
Replies: 5
Views: 5045

Re: Message for emcee46

Hi Ellie ... I'm so sorry that I hadn't seen this until now but, as you are obviously aware yourself, there's just so much to do in order to help someone you love just keep going with this rotten disease. Like most others on this site, I've gone through so much research that I can't honestly remembe...

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