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Good fight Juile! Glad you are better. Your in my prayers.
After 6 months of chemo, now scheduled to meet with surgeon at UNC this Thursday for possible resection.
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I’m not a doctor and have no medical education, But I found this information very interesting.
Medicine not approved by FDA for humans, used my vets in animals. Recommended by World Health Organization.
I started chemotherapy in November and I’m tolerating it well. My disease symptoms are declining as is the cancer tumor marker, CA 19-9. The CA 19-9 level was 127 prior to starting treatment (normal range 0-36.7). After 2 treatments it dropped to 66.7! I’m quite hopeful and optimistic that when they do my rescan in January they will determine that the mass has shrunk enough that resection will be feasible. My mass was 8 cm close to the portal vein. The location of the mass is the problem. All scans indicate cancer has not spread beyond current mass in liver. They are doing 9 treatments of chemo, then rescan, then more chemo if needed to reduce the size.
Thanks Googily for the suggestions.
Welcome Katherine, I just got my port in this past week and start my chemo this coming Thursday. The port is the way to go, it saves your veins. Your in my prayers.
Did you get chemo before surgery to reduce the size of the tumor? The size and location, close to major vein is why they are going to attempt to reduce size first. What is the name of your doctor at MD Anderson?
Thank you Red our prayers also go out for your husband, you and your family. One question, What do you mean by fatigue?
BobNovember 5, 2016 at 5:49 pm in reply to: Metformin potentiates the anticancer activities of gemcitabine and cis #82170
Asked two doctors at UNC about metformin, They said the chemo combination and metformin is hard on the kidneys.