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Old 10-05-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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He has been experiencing lower back pains and experiencing low grade fevers for a week now. They ran a lot of tests on him and they found a mass on his pancreas and lesions on his liver. The mass is near the tail of the pancreas. He works out everyday and watches what he eats. I don't get how this happened. He has to go back to the doctor tomorrow to see what's going to happen. I hope it's nothing serious.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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It sounds like metatastic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is very serious. Hope you get some answers soon.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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It sounds like metatastic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is very serious. Hope you get some answers soon.
This came all of a sudden. He was fine 2 weeks ago. It doesn't run in the family. I don't get it.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: In a house
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This came all of a sudden. He was fine 2 weeks ago. It doesn't run in the family. I don't get it.
It's one of mysteries of cancer. Often, there are no symptoms at all, until it's gotten -really- bad.

I hope whatever's happened with your dad turns out to be easily treatable and results in many more years of feeling fine
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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It's one of mysteries of cancer. Often, there are no symptoms at all, until it's gotten -really- bad.

I hope whatever's happened with your dad turns out to be easily treatable and results in many more years of feeling fine
He did have symptoms. He had a slight fever and a backache.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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My dad just came back from the doctor. His white blood cell count was a little high ( 12 ). The doctor said that his mass is on the tail of the pancreas and he also has spots on his liver. His blood work was fine though. His heart and lugs are in good shape. The doctor suggested a minimally invasive surgery and chemo after the surgery.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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He is meeting up with a doctor right now to talk about it. The doctor that he is seeing right now is saying that he might not need the surgery, just chemo. Hopefully he doesn't. Fingers are crossed.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:17 PM
 
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He just came back from the doctor. They still don't know if it's cancerous or not. He is going for a biopsy next week and then a PET scan to find out. The doctor also said that he could just get chemo and radiation to kill all the cells and shrink the tumor. The doctor said that he had this for a while and it is slow growing and it's not affecting any lymph nodes.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:46 PM
 
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Best of luck to your father. It is great that the doctor said it is the slow growing type because those ones are much more easier to handle and control compared to the aggressive form.

The survival rate of 5 years is much better compared to the traditional pancreatic cancer. But let us just hope it is nothing serious to begin with. Good luck.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:07 AM
 
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Thanks. He's going for the biopsy on Tuesday and then a Pet scan in 2 weeks.
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