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Thu, Jun 11 8:20am · Shaking and extremely cold after chemo in Pancreatic Cancer

Good Morning,
I too was on Oxaliplatin for sometime. I experienced those same side affects but the drug was extremely effective for my cancer so I stayed the course. I started on this drug in 2015. I no longer take it because my cancer is in a maintenance stage and I take Capcetabine. My neuropathy has slowly dissipated. I guess I've traded one set of side affects for another but I'm blessed to have no active cancer at this stage. By the way I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.

Tue, Mar 31 2:40pm · Are you getting cancer treatments during COVID-19? in COVID-19

Scan, MRI & Blood Test are usually done quarterly but have been pushed out 6-8 weeks.

Mon, Mar 30 3:02pm · Pancreatic Cancer Group: Introduce yourself and connect with others in Pancreatic Cancer

Yes, I've tolerated the drug fairly well.
Yes. I have side effects. Primarily the hand and foot syndrome that causes blister, skin peeling and extreme dryness but that's nothing compared to the nausea from the intravenous
mediations. I have a job that I love in youth development. I make everyday count and always remain positive. When my cancer came back it was in my lymph nodes, radiation wasn't recommended they put me back on chemo and because my scans started to show no growth they moved me to this maintenace drug (Capcetabine) and so far it's worked ok. I simply refuse to give up. I know how hard this road is and I fight everyday to support and encourage fellow Pancreatic cancer patients and their families.

Sat, Mar 21 7:44pm · Pancreatic Cancer Group: Introduce yourself and connect with others in Pancreatic Cancer

My name is Joanne, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer in May 2015. I had the whipple surgery, 20 lymph nodes removed and 28 rounds of radiatio. I was cancer free for 1 year then the cancer returned in another area. I've been on chemo in one form or another for 4 years. My journey has been challenging but between my God, my Surgeon and my Oncologist team I am still here.

Currently, I'm on a 3000 milligram of Capecitabine 7 days on and 7 off. I get quarterly scans and MRI's. I still work and have a normal life.