Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Prognosis
13 months ago I was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer with “masses” on my stomach and pancreas too large to remove by surgery or treat with radiation. My oncologist wouldn’t give me a life-expectancy prognosis, but the online figures put pancreatic cancer as the worst cancer, with a life-expectancy of 3-7 months. I made plans accordingly. Now, having had the initial 5 months of chemo (Abraxane and Gemzar), I have once again been given a “vacation from chemo” for 3 more months (8 months now without chemo). I write this only to alert those recently diagnosed that Who knows? Someone has to help lengthen those averages! Hang in there and forget those averages!
My cousin at diagnosis had a poor outcome due to the size of his tumor. He had chemo. meds. directly put into his tumor and the surrounding area. He then did radiation. Every 3 months he had a CT scan that showed the tumor was shrinking in size. A year after diagnosis it was small enough to have surgery and has done well. So, yes forget the averages.
I had head and neck cancer . Tumor in my neck size of golf ball . Also had colon cancer that had moved to liver. Been battling cancer for over a year now. Went over 8 months with out eating. But god blessed me every day. And gave me great peace in my heart. I am ahead in the battle now . Stay positive trust god ❤️