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Sat, Apr 13 7:21pm · Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer: What treatment options are there? in Pancreatic Cancer

and Yes that was the story I saw on the news…thank you…I would like to learn more about his new approach.

Sat, Apr 13 7:20pm · Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer: What treatment options are there? in Pancreatic Cancer

Colleen, thanks for the response. My wife currently receives two chemo drugs, Fulfironox and Oxciliplatin. At one point they gave her a third chemo drug but that made her deathly sick and totally wiped out her white blood cell count, was hospitalized for several weeks. So of course she had only received it that one time. She continues to receive these 2 chemo drugs I mentioned but the doctor said she will have to come off the Oxciliplatin soon. She has had 7 or 8 chemo sessions thus far and with the exception of the round with the third chemo drug (which triggered severe nausea, diarrhea, and a high temp it took them a few weeks to get back under control….she rarely complains of any pain (when she does, it is in the stomach) no nausea, or other side effects except she says EVERYTHING tastes like cardboard and she really doesn't eat much. She is often cold and only recently is starting to complain of very slight tingling in her fingers when she is trying to cut up vegetables or other similar tasks.

Fri, Apr 12 8:07am · Diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Tail Cancer: No Symptoms Yet in Pancreatic Cancer

Edder, my wife received a similar diagnosis in October 2018, she first presented with sever jaundice, after getting a stint installed to clear the blockage it took about a month for her bilirubin count to return to normal levels at which time they began chemo treatment of Folfirinox and Oxciliplatin. The tumor is compressing/enclosing the bile duct and several major arteries and have been told it too is inoperable. Last week I saw on the national evening news a breakthrough/major advancement …from the Mayo Clinic regarding the treatment of inoperable pancreatic tumors…just wondering if you saw/heard about this or know more, or anyone else who may be on in this forum?

Fri, Apr 12 7:24am · Inoperable Pancreatic Cancer: What treatment options are there? in Pancreatic Cancer

I recently watched a news clip on the national news about advances made in the treatment of inoperative pancreatic tumors, which consisted of chemo therapy treatment (to completely kill the tumor, didn’t know that was possible) followed by radiation…and a third step. Was wondering if anyone knows more about this more recent revelation? My wife has been diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer, the tumor is at the head of the pancreases and is obstructing/enclosing the bile duct and some major blood vessels. I have been told it is inoperable. Diagnosed in October and receiving 2 chemo drugs since November, every other week. No metastasizing of the cancer at this point but the tumor itself appears to have grown. Told whipple procedure is not an option. Does anyone else know of a similar situation and or other possible treatment options? I was hoping to learn more about the recent news report I mentioned above.