Update from "recently diagnosised"

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Update from "recently diagnosised"

Less than a week ago I posted a forum in this media titled "recently diagnosised" explaining my situation and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who read my letter and especially those who replied and offered both words of encouragement and information that will assist in my journey to come. I now have further info regarding my condition and am again seeking help because unfortunately my news is not good. I have been diagnosised with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, which basically means that my disease is terminal and any treatment is only given to retard the growth and ease the pain. Depending on my body's acceptance of chemotherapy this means that I have a life expectancy of between 4 months and up to 5 years. And to be honest with you I am devastated. 10 days ago I thought that I was a perfectly healthy 45 year old male. Alas we never know.... I will be in touch... Dazmak
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Re: Update from "recently diagnosised"

Hi Dazmak
Sorry to hear about your situation, mum has pancreatic cancer as well, she is currently going through chemo treatment.
If you ever need to chat feel free to drop me a message happy to listen, take care
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Re: Update from "recently diagnosised"

It's an awful blow, and a lot to process.

 

I don't know your situation, if you have close family, or kids, but one thing I'd offer ..

.. you're not dead yet.

 

Cancer treatment these days is progressing rapidly - some scientists believe that we're inching ever closer toward a cure (and apparently some of those scientists - generally micro-biologists specialising in cancer and human immunology - tend to think that the key is finding was for your immune system to tag the cancer, and then super-boost immunity so that you can destroy it yourself ... leaving some of the more barbaric orthodox treatments - blasting with rads and toxic chemicals - by the wayside).

 

One thing I'd suggest you do:  ask everybody - every single oncologist or cancer care person you come across "can you get me into a clinical trial".  Even if the treatment is considered palliative, or to give you extra time .. approach it in the hope of being surprised.

 

You can't control cancer - but you can control how you approach it.  I'd urge you to fight, even if the doctors say there's no hope of overcoming the disease.

 

Best of luck, and sorry to hear about the bad news.

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Re: Update from "recently diagnosised"

Sorry just realised your post was May 2009. but someone had replied a few days ago, resurrecting it.

I hope you're still with us .. it's been almost 8 years .. I hope you're still with us, but if you're not.. I hope you're somewhere better.
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