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Old 10-23-2010, 05:33 AM   #1
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how long will you live with pancreatitis cancer

how long will you live with pancreatitis cancer

Old 10-23-2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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Re: how long will you live with pancreatitis cancer

Glen, if it's pancreatitis, then you can live with that forever. If it's pancreatic cancer, then that's a little different. If it can be surgically removed, then there really is no timetable. If it can be treated with chemo, then possibly years. The prognosis is not great as far as cancers go. The best option if it is unresectable is to treat it with chemo until hopefully it can be surgically removed. I've known several people who are alive today after 10+ years because they were able to have that done.

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Re: how long will you live with pancreatitis cancer

The average is 1-2 years even with removal. Sorry you or someone close is facing this. It's a tough one. Many prayers for you.

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how long will you live with pancreatitis cancer
Hi Glen....
A lot depends on what stage the cancer is when diagnosed...My mum (77yo) was diagnosed late July and is having her last Chemo next Tuesday...a couple of weeks after that she will begin Radiation Therapy & 24/7 Chemo to try and shrink the tumor...At present she is doing amazingly well and is "Stronger" now than a couple of months ago...I had been preparing all their meals each day but she now wants to start cooking again and is VERY hungry (This is due to the steriods taken with the chemo dose)

I myself got an email from my Hematologist/Oncologist who treated me 30years ago for Acute Myloid Leukemia...he said they didn't even know that they could actually "Cure" it back then and I went on (Much to his horror at the time) to have six children...he still believes it was my pure "Determination & willpower" that kept me alive and cancer free...

NEVER GIVE UP....and Believe that the treatment will help...

Hugs Jan

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