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by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: In my darkest time of my life
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: In my darkest time of my life

Hi Hope76, My name is Nicci and I am one of the nurses that works on the support line here at PCUK. Thank you for your post although I am so sorry to hear that your wife has been feeling unwell recently and that it is understandably a great worry to you. Hope76 I think the priority here is for your ...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My mum - Stage 4 PC with liver mets
Replies: 73
Views: 51563

Re: My mum - Stage 4 PC with liver mets

Hi Janine, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses from the support line. Janine I am so sorry to hear about your lovely Mum. I do hope that her final days were peaceful and she was comfortable at the time of her passing. Even if a loved one has been quite poorly, it doesn’t take away the shock and devast...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Port-a-cath issues
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: Port-a-cath issues

Hi John, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses that woks on the support service. I am sorry to hear that your Mum has been having issues with her port-a-cath John. I am going to email you directly with some further information, I hope that is okay. Kind Regards Nicci Murphy Pancreatic Cancer Specialist ...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Pancreatic Cancer Screening
Replies: 1
Views: 5557

Re: Pancreatic Cancer Screening

Hi Rufus, welcome to the forum. Rufus I am going to email you directly with some further information regarding the Europac study based in Liverpool. I do hope that is okay and the information is helpful. Kind Regards Nicci Nicci Murphy Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist Support Team 0808 801 0707 nu...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: **Help**
Replies: 5
Views: 3850

Re: **Help**

Hi Gemma, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses that works on the support line here at Pancreatic Cancer UK. Thanks for your post, although I am so sorry that circumstances have led you to us. I am pleased to see that you have already had some helpful replies. I am so sorry to hear that your Mum has bee...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Ask the nurse
Topic: treatment confusion
Replies: 1
Views: 2365

Re: treatment confusion

Hi Plastics, My name is Nicci and I am one of the nurses that works on the support line alongside my colleagues Dianne Jeni and Rachel. I am so sorry to hear of your Fathers diagnosis. I am going to email you directly today, I do hope that’s okay and you find it helpful. In the meantime please do fe...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Tumour markers
Replies: 3
Views: 3493

Re: Tumour markers

Hi Theresa, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses from the support line. As Rob says, I wouldn’t be concerned with such a small fluctuation in the CA19 tumour marker Theresa, it is not uncommon for the CA19 to rise slightly then drop again. It sounds like you are tolerating the treatment well and it is ...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: My Mum
Replies: 21
Views: 15833

Re: My Mum

Hi LST, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses working on the support line at Pancreatic Cancer UK. LST, I am so sorry to hear that your Mum has had complication’s from her medications, she must have felt dreadful and I am sure you are all most upset and frustrated that she hasn’t been able to continue h...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Concerned husband
Replies: 52
Views: 43271

Re: Concerned husband

Hi Saxon, Its Nicci here, one of the nurses on the support line. Saxon I am so sorry to hear that your wife has been re-admitted into hospital. It must be very difficult for you to see her feeling so low in mood and struggling with all these symptoms. Saxon I will email you directly to discuss this ...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Creon 40K
Replies: 4
Views: 4157

Re: Creon 40K

Hi The petal, Yes you are correct in saying that Mylan has made the difficult decision to discontinue the 40k Creon capsule as of June 2019. In terms of Nutrizym 22, this contains 22,000 units of lipase (this is what denotes the dose). Creon 25,000 unit capsules contains 25,000 units of lipase and t...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: My life with pancreatic cancer
Replies: 2
Views: 5734

Re: My life with pancreatic cancer

Hi Rowlie, My name is Nicci and I am one of the nurses that works on the support line alongside my colleagues Dianne Jeni and Rachel. I am so pleased to hear that you are now 15 years post Whipples operation however I am sorry to hear about the loss of your wife Rowlie, that must have been incredibl...
by PCUK Nurse Nicola
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: PET scan vs CT Scan accuracy
Replies: 2
Views: 3796

Re: PET scan vs CT Scan accuracy

Hi srshelly, Thanks for your post to the forum, I am so sorry to hear of your Dad’s diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. The CA19-9 is often monitored during treatment to assess if the chemotherapy is working effectively so it’s good to see that this has dropped to 55. In relation to your question rega...

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