radiation tx to begin Monday 4/23
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I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 9/12/2016 Stage 3. I was told I'm not a candidate for surgury. Dr been giving me chemo and until now the tumor was stable. Now the last abd cat scan shows there's a 'mild progression of the tumor at the head of the pancreasl Drs want me to have radiation ; and and I'm scheduled for a PET SCAN in the morning. How effective is radiation..and I was told I MUST keep my blood sugar UNDER 150 IN ORDER TO HAVE THE pet scan. My blood sugars have always been erratiC; wILL they NOT DO THE TEST IF MY BS ISN'T BELOW 150 which means I can't do the radiation?
it's not stable anymore; the abd cat scan 2 weeks ago showed " a mild progression of the tumor "and the dr told us we need to consider other options which were many and I can't remember them all except radiation tx and oral cancer pills that have been researed but they don't know the long term effects.The've been gving me Gemzar and Abraane (I think). Dr says I'll have to stop the chemo if I start radiation tx Please invite the others mentioned. I';d like to know other options to consider. (Can one do a combination of chemo & radiation?)
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer 9/12/2016. drs said it's inoperable. I've been getting chemo every 2 weeks and routine abt cat scans have shown tumor is stable and not spreading to other organs; however the cat scan done 2 weeks ago shows "mild progression of tumor. dr says we need to make decision concerning other measures like radiation or pills that have been researched and tried. Do they do a combination of chemo and radiation? Would like to discuss options with others who have pancreatic cancer.