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  • Forum Post: Ampullary cancer

    Hi, I have just been diagnosed with ampullary cancer. As it seems to be a very rare form of cancer, I was wondering if anyone who has suffered (and survived) this disease can give me any insights into what I can expect, treatment, pain wise etc. Unfortunately, I was also diagnosed with lung cancer on...
  • Forum Post: Today's the day I hoped to avoid

    Everyone dreads the day a close family member is told they have cancer and it's inoperable. Today is that for my beloved husband, who is the kindest, most loyal and truly good person you could ever wish to meet, but I am sure that there are millions of wives out there who would say that about...
  • Forum Post: Pancreatic cancer wins again

    Hi, Sorry, i've not posted for a while but just wanted to let you know that my uncle Gordon, passed away on sun 13th April 2014 aged 58 years young. 6.1/2 months after being diagnosed. I had some things that he wanted me to promise to do for him, even down to which funeral directors to do and...
  • Forum Post: Any advice or experience?

    Hi, my dad has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the hospital planned to do a Whipple operation, but when they opened him up they couldn't do it, the tumour is attached to bowel, duodenum and pancreas so have put a bypass in so that he can eat and drink. They found marks on his liver on a scan...
  • Forum Post: my pops is suprising drs with PC but my grandad is losing life by the hour....so confused and worried

    So back in august my dad was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and was given until easter...he had a consultants meeting on 10th april and is as amazed at how well my dad is doing. Which is fantastic. But on the same day at the same time we found out my grandad has advanced lung cancer...and...
  • Forum Post: Re: pancreatic cancer

    Ask your GP to chase up the results. My partner has just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer following a CT scan. It took about a week to get the results with the GP actively chasing it otherwise we would have waited another 4-5 days. Good luck xx
  • Forum Post: Pancreatic cancer, new choice of chemo, but not approved

    went to the hospital with my uncle and he advised that he didnt want the central line fitting so offered another type which is 2 hours of chemo and tablets for 14 days, same side effects as fulfox but not board approved, so subject to them approving is if the chemo offered will go ahead.
  • Forum Post: RE: Pancreatic cancer

    Been to see my uncle to complete moving things back into his house since returning having had all electrics re-wired. Spoken to him and he said that he is not having the treatment so said that Macmillan nurse has already advised need to get things in place for him so that he can remain at home. He's...
  • Forum Post: RE: Pancreatic cancer

    Hi, thanks for your advice, its so difficult to talk to people about this especially with so many of our family having had different types of cancer too and only 1 has survived from breast cancer including losing my mom 4 yrs ago to ovarian cancer. I have been round to see him and eventually took him...
  • Forum Post: Struggling to come to terms with my Mum's diagnosis

    Hi, I am new to the Macmillan Community and this is my first post. My mum was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer with metastatic spread on the peritoneum and in the lungs at the end of January. I know its only been about 3 weeks since we were given the news, but I am struggling to come to...
  • Forum Post: How long should we wait for Whipple's

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and have been reading your discussions with great interest. You're all a supportive bunch! My mum was just recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. They're treating it as urgent as it doesn't look like it's spread but it's clearly active (she's...
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  • Blog Post: Pancreatic cancer webchat transcript

    Cancer information nurses Kate and Angie joined us in the chatroom to answer your questions about pancreatic cancer. Here are all the questions and answers from the chat. If you have a question, you can speak to a nurse like Kate or Angie by calling freephone 0808 808 0000 (Monday-Friday, 9am-8pm...
  • Forum Post: The Purple Parade Charity Walk in aid of Pancreatic Cancer

    Hello Everyone, My husband, aged 36, has now had his third folfirinox treatment and is coping well. He feels he wants to start giving something back so we have organised a charity family walk to raise funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK. The Purple Parade walk is taking place on May 11th 2014 at 10.30am in...
  • Blog Post: Pancreatic cancer webchat – Tuesday 28 January

    If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer , you may well have lots of questions and concerns. Next Tuesday evening, we will be holding a live webchat about pancreatic cancer in the Online Community chatroom. Cancer information nurses Kate and Angie will be on hand to answer questions...
  • Blog Post: Nearly a week after (almost) diagnoses-this is another world.

    Ok-so here I am, on this site, blogging about stuff that a week ago I had no idea about. But first a little background history.... Im 38, mother to three kids,One sadly born sleeping at 19 weeks pregnant. I'm an only child, with slight anxiety issues, partner to a wonderful man for 16 years...
  • Blog Post: Have you been affected by Hayley’s story in Coronation Street?

    On Friday and last night, Coronation Street aired some extremely emotional episodes about the character Hayley, who is dealing with a diagnosis of incurable pancreatic cancer. The episodes explored the emotions experienced by Hayley and her husband Roy, and the impact on their relationship. For many...
  • Blog Post: new here

    Hi all Just joined this site today, for some reason during my many, many trawls of the internet, I hadn't come across this site before. I'm 43 and undergoing chemo for pancreatic cancer following a whipples in mid Feb. I suppose I'm like everyone else in that some days I feel positive...
  • Blog Post: Another weekend

    Well its another busy weekend, it has to be or I don't survive, I'm going to a country fair and ploughing match, I make cards and sell them for a pittance but it gives me something to do, as I have Epilepsy and Arthritis in my Spine, left hip and ankles, so I find it difficult to stand for long...
  • Blog Post: Some news

    I have not written on here for a while as we have just been getting on with things. My mum is surviving on chemo, she is ill for about 3 days a week and very tired the rest of the time. It is unfortunate that the majority of times people write on here it will be bad news or at least when I am feeling...
  • Blog Post: The first oncologist appointment

    This morning my parents visited an oncologist who suggested a plan of how to proceed. On friday she will have a minor operation to place a stent that will stop her from becoming jaundice. After resting for a week she will begin a course of chemotherapy which will consist of 3 mondays of treatment and...
  • Blog Post: A week after diagnosis

    On friday the 19th I was told that my mums pancreatic cancer had spread to her lungs and that from now on any care that she received would be palliative. For a couple of hours I did not react but merely asked questions, " Can they not do chemo?"/ "Cant they cut them out" It took...
  • Blog Post: My Dad

    My dear Dad passed away on Sunday morning at home with my Mum, my sister and I with him. We have spent the last three months caring for him after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer mid July. This last week has been a dreadful time for us we went to hell and back as Dad deterioated. I am not sure...
  • Blog Post: This is where the worst begins... I think.

    My mother in law was diagnosed in August with Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer but has remained remarkably well since. She has had some swelling of her legs due to loss of Liver function and some bladder incontinance but has otherwise been able to do most things for herself. Last Saturday she was admitted...
  • Blog Post: my darling mum has gone

    My wonderful darling mum has gone, passed away at 0110 hrs 10.09.09, myself and my daughter were with her, although we knew this was coming, IT HURST SOOOOO MUCH!!!!! She will leave such a huge hole in our lives..what a wonderful woman, mum and best friend......I love you mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx so glad...
  • Blog Post: Finally

    Finally my Bobbie has had his last lot of chemo on Friday, he has been wonderful and made it through 18 sessions, now to face the radiotherapy in a few weeks time. He is not looking forward to this at all. We have also been given a wonderful surprise, our children have booked us a holiday to Crete (Greece...
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