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by Hobbs
Wed May 18, 2016 4:35 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Failed Whipples - What are my options?
Replies: 18
Views: 24588

Re: Failed Whipples - What are my options?

Hello everyone Thank you so much for your responses. I've read all your replies, but as I have limited internet access and I'm in my cellphone, it will be hard for me to reply in detail or specifically to anyone. For the trials at XX or XXX , I will post the links later. That's for Ruth who asked th...
by Hobbs
Sun May 15, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Failed Whipples - What are my options?
Replies: 18
Views: 24588

Failed Whipples - What are my options?

Hello, For anyone keeping a track on my situation, here is a brief summary. My 73 year old mother, having been diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in March 2016, was admitted on Friday 13th May for a Whipples. During the Whipples procedure, they found the cancer had gone to the liver. They said that th...
by Hobbs
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Surgical Removal of Tumour
Replies: 13
Views: 17148

Re: Surgical Removal of Tumour

Hello Catherine, Im deeply sorry to learn of the loss of your husband; especially after he had the surgery. The cancer spread to the lymph nodes after the surgery? or was it progressing there unnoticed before the surgery? How did the treatment fail him? * He qualified for had the surgery (so that pu...
by Hobbs
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Surgical Removal of Tumour
Replies: 13
Views: 17148

Re: Surgical Removal of Tumour

Hello Wife & Mum, Many thanks for your reply! Its very reassuring. Question 4: The 30% phrase is quite shocking, yes, but the surgeon said he'll give my mum only mild chemo to start off with. Has anyone else had that? How long has it been since your husband has had the Whipple? Did he start doing ch...
by Hobbs
Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Surgical Removal of Tumour
Replies: 13
Views: 17148

Surgical Removal of Tumour

Dear Forum Members/Nurses, I do not know where to begin; but first and foremost, I really feel the urge to thank everyone here - especially the nurses for their kindness towards me. My mother was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Here's a brief historic overview before I ask my questions. OK - I'm n...
by Hobbs
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: NanoKnife
Replies: 1
Views: 9530

NanoKnife

Dear Friends, My mother has clear symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer (vomiting, jaundice, no appetite etc, pain in stomach). They even found some lesion on her pancreas via a CT scan. She did a biopsy last week, and we're expecting the results tomorrow. The consultant surgeon said that he felt she was no...
by Hobbs
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Proton Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 12685

Re: Proton Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

PCUK Nurse Dianne wrote: > Hallo Hobbs, > > Welcome to the forum, i am sure you will find this a very comforting and > supportive place with some great support from the forum family. I am sorry > to hear this is a difficult time awaiting results for your mother, and this > is so often an anxious tim...
by Hobbs
Mon Apr 18, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Proton Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 12685

Re: Proton Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Didge wrote: > Hello Hobbs. Sorry I don't have any knowledge of proton therapy for > pancreatic cancer. I wonder why you have been told no surgery. It is > because they are unsure that it is pancreatic cancer, is it your mother's > age? (you don't say how old she is) but I would have thought that th...
by Hobbs
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: Proton Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 5
Views: 12685

Proton Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

Hello, I'm new to this forum, and this is my 1st post. My mother has had all the symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer, and today we will find out the result of the biopsy. The surgeon here in the UK who examined her initial CT scan said that it could be cancer, but he was not in favour of doing surgery on ...

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