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Taking chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer. Gall bladder removed. Weight loss. Any advice on recovery chances?

hi my partner is 43 years old, she was told about 8 months ago she had pancreatic cancer . It was decided a whipple op was possible for her. But the op was aborted after the surgeon spotted cancer on her liver that didnt show up on the scan. She just had her gaul bladder removed and they stiched her up. She was then put on an intence 6 month course of cheemo. But we ve just had results of a 3 month scan after 6 sessions of cheemo. The cancer hasn t shrunk or increased. But her body is so week and cant take anymore cheemo. She has lost so much weight. After talking with her doctor, shes decided to stop cheemo to give her body a chance of recovery and to give her a better quality of live before the inevitable. What i want to know is, How long are we lookin at, weeks months or years? How many? Thanks
Asked On : Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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in malignancy it is better to avoid prediction of survival in definite way. pancreatic cancer extended to liver has bad prognosis. Chemo is the only option left. no scope of radiotherapy. If chemo can not be tolerated, it is better to stop it, because performance status is important to make a decision on chemo. Nutritional assessment and adequate nutritional supplement will be the best option. again some patients lived for years also. so do not lose hope.
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