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Old 03-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #1
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I did not want to hijack Marsha's thread.....

but I HATE cancer !!

I just got the call that my uncle , the one that is like a father to me has pancreatic cancer. It appears to be quite advanced and he is going for surgery this thursday.

I don't think he wants to go on......I hate cancer!!
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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I am so sorry....I will say prayers for your Uncle/father figure.

I HATE cancer too
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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I, too, hate cancer. I lost my husband to pancreatic cancer in July.

I'm very sorry your dear uncle received this diagnosis. My thoughts are with you and your family.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:05 PM   #4
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for you and your Uncle. Please go see him and let him know how much he means to you. It might help.
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:31 PM   #5
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Oh no Kanga, but if he is having surgery, they might have caught it early enough. Some people cannot have the surgery with advanced PC unless they are not doing a ******* on him and are doing a stent or removing the pancreas itself...

I will keep him in my good thoughts, but if you have any questions, lots of us have been there and maybe can help..

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Old 03-18-2009, 12:54 PM   #6
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Marsha I spoke to him this morning , he was surprised that I knew about it and he was trying to keep it from me but his son knows what he means to me and decided that I should know and told me.
He sounded in ok spirits when I talked to him today , all I can do is talk to him over the phone since he is in Spain and hope that the treatments there are as advanced as possible to get a better prognosis.
He is going for surgery on thursday and I will get the true prognosis from my cousin ( his son ) who is a doctor.
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Old 03-18-2009, 11:26 PM   #7
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MsKanga, I'll keep him, his family and you all in my prayers, and hope for the best possible outcome for him. Please let us know how he does. I'm sorry he's so far away from you at a time like this.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:14 PM   #8
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They took the tumor out today , they also took a piece of spleen , liver , stomach and pancreas with it and according to my cousin ( his son who is a doctor ) they're not sure if chemo is an option for him since it was so advanced. He may have had this for a while before he actually went to the doctor.
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I hope he has some options, and I pray you will get to visit with him soon.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:32 PM   #10
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I am so sorry that your Uncle is going through this. I'm sure your love and support mean a great deal to him at this difficult time. Take care.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:16 PM   #11
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It appears that there are no options for him , according to his son who is a doctor the tumor is very advanced and is not responsive to chemo or radiation , so it looks like the plan for now is to make him comfortable enough.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:54 PM   #12
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It appears that there are no options for him , according to his son who is a doctor the tumor is very advanced and is not responsive to chemo or radiation , so it looks like the plan for now is to make him comfortable enough.
I went through this with my Mom. I know that you wish for all the world that it wasn't happening. Again, I am very sorry that you have to see a loved one go through this.
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Oh Olga I'm so very sorry. Yes cancer sucks that's for sure.
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Old 03-23-2009, 08:36 PM   #14
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He came through the surgery ok but there's nothing else in the plans for him other than to make him comfortable at this point.
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Old 03-23-2009, 09:18 PM   #15
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UGH! It kills me to read yet another person was diagnosed with PC. My DH is in treatments for it now and my thoughts and prayers are going out to your family!
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