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by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: White Blood Cell Count Low - advice for a newbie?
Replies: 9
Views: 14877

Re: White Blood Cell Count Low - advice for a newbie?

Dear Dandygal76, Apologies for not posting on the forum sooner and for welcoming you on board, as such. Unfortunately and like everyone else, it is probably not the place that you would wish to be, however, I do hope that you find some comfort, inspiration and friendship. I’m really replying to you ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: frustrated
Replies: 361
Views: 107600

Re: frustrated

Dear Sheena, My name is Rachel and I am one of the nurses that works on the support service. I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear that Steve's pain is not well controlled at the moment. Like Sandra has mentioned, please feel free to call through to the support line (0808 801 0707) and we can ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: So far so good!
Replies: 767
Views: 298477

Re: So far so good!

Dear Paige, On behalf of everyone at Pancreatic Cancer UK, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences. Your Dad was such an inspiration on this forum and he will be missed dearly. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this very difficult time. From all the support team Rachel Pancrea...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Fri Mar 04, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Coping with loss/ Memorial
Topic: The loss of Mum!
Replies: 19
Views: 23809

Re: The loss of Mum!

Dear Sue, I just want to echo what your fellow forum friends are saying…what you are feeling is normal, not that it makes it one ounce easier! Grief is a normal response after someone dies, especially when that someone has been very special to you and you have cared for them all the way. As you know...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Newspaper article
Replies: 8
Views: 12027

Re: Newspaper article

Dear Ruffus, Thank you for your question. Most of the research that we fund is in the pre-clinical stages, so all that means is that they are still very much in the lab, as such.The hope it that they will eventually make it in to the clinical setting in the form of a clinical trial....fingers crosse...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Newspaper article
Replies: 8
Views: 12027

Re: Newspaper article

Thanks for this...'knowing your tumour is quite topical at the momoent! There has been a great deal of interest in the area of molecular profiling, especially in other cancers such as breast and bowel, however and sadly with pancreatic cancer we are a little further behind. That is why as a charity ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: My journey so far.
Replies: 33
Views: 34694

Re: My journey so far.

Dear Jed, Welcome to the forum, although I appreciate its not a place anyone wants to be. I am sure you will find this a very supportive community to be part off and thank you for sharing your journey so far, as I can only imagine, it wasn't an easy thing to do. Best wishes, Rachel Pancreatic Cancer...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!
Replies: 494
Views: 183579

Re: Totally in awe of my wonderful Husband!

Dear PW, Welcome to the forum and thank you for sharing your and your husband’s journey so far! I know that this is a place where no one really wants to be, but thank you for sharing your story and offering inspiration and hope to others on a similar journey to yourself. Firstly I’d like to say how ...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Our Story
Replies: 33
Views: 20738

Re: Our Story

Dear Boa, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. On behalf of everyone at Pancreatic Cancer UK I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences. Thank you for sharing your and Stephens story. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. From all the Support Team Rachel Pancreat...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: My convoluted diagnostic thread
Replies: 58
Views: 72537

Re: My convoluted diagnostic thread

Dear BlacJac, Thank you for the update in relation to your care and also for the web link in relation to the Vichows Node....I will certainly have a look at this! Unfortunately, you are right, it is unlikely that you will get any results back before the New Year and I know that waiting on results ca...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Dec 22, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Patient Experience Forum
Topic: My convoluted diagnostic thread
Replies: 58
Views: 72537

Re: My convoluted diagnostic thread

Dear BlacJac, My name is Rachel and I am one of the nurses that works on the support service. Thank you so much again for sharing your experience, however I’m also sorry to hear that you are experiencing more symptoms and are having to go through more investigations! Just in reference to your questi...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Tumour size
Replies: 64
Views: 44857

Re: Tumour size

Dear William,

I am so sorry to hear this sad news.

On behalf of everyone at Pancreatic Cancer UK I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences.

Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

From all the Support Team

Rachel

Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: So frightened for my Dad
Replies: 31
Views: 22790

Re: So frightened for my Dad

Dear Kate, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. On behalf of everyone at Pancreatic Cancer UK I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. From all the support team Rachel Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist Support and Informa...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Nanoknife - what are the qualification criteria?
Replies: 4
Views: 9151

Re: Nanoknife - what are the qualification criteria?

Dear Marie, Apologies for not replying to your post sooner, however, I hope the below information is of some use? Nanoknife or Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is an ‘interventional radiological procedure’ that is done under CT guidance and general anaesthetic. It usually requires an overnight sta...
by PCUK Nurse Rachel C
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: When is it the end?
Replies: 10
Views: 6458

Re: When is it the end?

Dear Jammy,

We are so sorry to hear this sad news.

Our thoughts are with you and your family at his very difficult time and on behalf of everyone at Pancreatic Cancer UK, we offer our heartfelt condolences.

Rachel
Pancreatic Cancer Nurse Specialist.

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