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Old 03-29-2014, 09:45 PM
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This concerns pancreatic cancer. As some of you may remember, my wife died of pancreatic cancer last May. Today I received word that my one of my nieces
46 year old daughter is near death from pancreatic cancer.
My wives mother, older brother(grandfather to the young lady near death) all died from pancreatic cancer. If you have this awful disease in your family lines,
there are ways that they can check the pancreas for possible problems. If caught early enough their is hope for a cure.
My daughter, because of the family history of this disease, is now being checked on a regular basis. Any of you in a like situation, may want to consider doing the same.
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:48 PM
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Graydon,

Thanks for posting this and thank you for your prayers for my wife. Early detection is the key to survival, as you know my wife's pancreatic cancer was found in a routine follow up scan after her breast cancer.

A quick update; she has had 7 rounds of extensive chemo, and this week started 5 days a week of radiation with one chemo per week. She is doing well right now. If the radiation is successful surgery will be in June at Mayo in Rochester.

Again thank you and all others who have been so supportive!


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It's such a scary thing that I hate to even talk about it. The owner of my favorite camera shop had it and was gone within six months.
Blessings to your Niece!
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Doesn't all types cancer show up in a blood test?
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My mother and two of her sisters died of pancreatic cancer. My mother died nine days after she was diagnosed, but she probably had had it for a while.

I need to get tested myself.

Thanks, Graydon.
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Doesn't all types cancer show up in a blood test?
Blood cancer will show up in blood tests, CA9.19 levels can be indicative of some forms of cancer, however blood tests cannot rule out all forms of cancers. It is important to include family history and environmental factors in any cancer screening. After my wife had breast cancer she underwent a DNA screening that determined that she had a cancer gene "BRCA II"
(informally braca two). If a family member is found to have a cancer gene blood relatives should be tested. Based on my wife's cancer gene her insurance approved annual tests, it was in one of these tests last fall that the abnormality in her pancreas was noticed. This early diagnosis is a big factor in the success of her treatment so far.

We attribute much credit to God's grace and the prayers and support of many forum members and our community.


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Jim, I am glad to know that your wife is doing OK. Keep the faith and give her lots of love. You both are in my prayers each day.
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