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by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 12719

Re: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please

Hi Louise,

Please accept my condolences at this sad time.

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: MUMS FUNERAL
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Re: MUMS FUNERAL

Hi Margaret,

Glad the funeral went well.

Thank you very much for the money you collected for research and for turning something very sad into helping others.

The money will be well used in the research field.

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Treatment & side effects
Topic: Whipple Procedure.................
Replies: 24
Views: 29942

Re: Whipple Procedure.................

Anne,

Really inspirational story.

Well done to you, being able to have 2 operations.

KR,

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: dad finishes chemo shortly, what happens next?
Replies: 4
Views: 3857

Re: dad finishes chemo shortly, what happens next?

Hi Its, Your dad will have 3 monthly check ups, and possibly 3 monthly CT scans, although this is a bit frequent, so it may be 6 monthly. If there are signs of the disease growing again, they may offer him more chemotherapy. Regarding the needles, if he needs more treatment, he could have a PICC lin...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Christmas new year and birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 3514

Re: Christmas new year and birthday

Hi Gemma, Just reading that you were looking for jobs. Have you thought about becoming a healthcare worker? I only ask as they would not be "ageist". They take folk on at all ages. And since you have spent 10 years caring for your late husband, it might be worth a try? Local hospitals, care homes, h...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: My Mums Journey
Replies: 6
Views: 4458

Re: My Mums Journey

Hi Sharon, Very sorry to hear about your mum, and the story you have all had to endure. If you feel you would like to discuss anything further, or would like to make sense of anything from a medical viewpoint, I am available via email at: support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk I have experience in nursing ...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newly diagnosed Mum and very confused
Replies: 7
Views: 4350

Re: Newly diagnosed Mum and very confused

Hi Kitten, Sorry to hear about your mum's further diagnosis of lung metastases. Once the stent has had time to work, she should be able to have chemo. The chemo for this type of cancer is relatively well tolerated by the vast majority of people. If I can be of help and you want to discuss chemothera...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: General Updates
Replies: 21
Views: 13869

Re: General Updates

Hi Juliana,

How was your holiday? Did you have a great time?

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Linda died today
Replies: 7
Views: 4412

Re: Linda died today

Hi Marie,

So sorry to hear that news.

Please accept my condolences.

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: New to Board
Replies: 17
Views: 11127

Re: New to Board

Hi Stravvie,

Yes, there are some forms of chemo (breast ca mostly) where the hair falls out in about 2 weeks ,the whole lot of it.

Gem is not a drug which causes this -the hair might thin out a bit. This happens sometimes.

Jeni.
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: New to Board
Replies: 17
Views: 11127

Re: New to Board

Hi Stravvie, Good news that Eddie is doing ok after his chemo. Tiredness is a major side effect of chemotherapy, and it has a cumulative effect. This means that it adds up the more treatment he has had. It is important that he has rest periods and doesn't push himself too much. If he feels tired and...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 12719

Re: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please

Hi Louise, There are benefits to both. An oncology ward is the best place for those with cancer who are undergoing treatment, or have symptoms which need dealing with. They deal with slightly more "acute" problems, though not solely. On an oncology ward you might find those who are having certain ch...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Family, friends and carers
Topic: Newly diagnosed Mum and very confused
Replies: 7
Views: 4350

Re: Newly diagnosed Mum and very confused

Hello Kitten, and welcome to the board. I work for PCUK, and am an oncology nurse specialist. Firstly, the results of the CT should have been highlighted and expedited to the GP. In fact, best practice is for the radiologist performing the scan to contact the GP immediately when something suspicious...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 12719

Re: Advanced pancreatic cancer - urgent advice please

Hi Louise, I am sorry to hear about your sister and what you have been going through. Firstly, The biopsy is crucial.This will determine what the cancer looks like under the microscope and, more importantly, the origin of the cancer. The CT has shown up lesions in a number of places -the fact that t...
by PCUK Nurse Jeni
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Advanced pancreatic cancer
Topic: Would like to do some voluntary work re pancreatic cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 3736

Re: Would like to do some voluntary work re pancreatic cancer

Hi Louise, I am sorry to hear that your sister has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, I know that it this must be a very difficult time for you. Pancreatic Cancer UK has a support service that you can contact for information and support, and we have a trained nurse with experience of pa...

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