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74 yo pancreatic cancer

Postby splitlivez » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:07 pm

My mother is 74 years old, perfectly healthy no symptoms. One doctor ordered for some tests during her annual check up. CEA turned to be 39 and CA 19-9 was 314. We did a CT which showed a 13 mm tumor in pancreas uncinate process and no evidence of any other involvement. We did MRI it showed the pancreas tumor was 30 mm and there is a very suspicious line like lesion on the liver. She got a pet ct and waiting for the report. I am so confused and lost, can someone make any sense of what I just mentioned, I'd be so grateful


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Re: 74 yo pancreatic cancer

Postby Didge » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:16 pm

Just wanted to say hello and sorry for this news. It knocks you sideways. You will know more when you get the results and can then consider treatments. You can always ring the nurses on the website. They are ver helpful and supportive and you will get lots of support from the forum members too. Didge x

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Re: 74 yo pancreatic cancer

Postby Justamo » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:12 pm

Hello Split. As Didge says, you can't do better than speak to our lovely nurses on the Helpline. They know everything about PC (almost) and what they don't know they find out.

Why not ring them this afternoon ? Better than stressing all weekend.
Love, Mo

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Re: 74 yo pancreatic cancer

Postby PCUK Nurse Rachel C » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:41 pm

Dear Splitlivez,

Welcome to the forums, although I appreciate its not the place anyone wants to be. Its good that you have felt able to post, and I am sure you will find this a very supportive community. My name is Rachel, and I am one of the nurses working for the charity.

I am very sorry to hear that your Mum is undergoing investigations for pancreatic cancer. Clearly, this must be a very difficult time for you, so please do not hesitate to call us on free phone 0808 801 0707 or email us on support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.

Splitlivez, I know that this is a public forum and sometimes there are lots of details that we may require form you, to make better sense of the situation, so in this instance, it may be easier for you to contact us directly.....

Please do not hesitate to be in touch,

Kindest regards,


Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: support@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707