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Have pancreatic cancer. Started vomiting. What should be done?

My dad has pancreatic cancer he had the whipple in may however they didn t get it all. His ca19 was over 6,000 a few weeks ago. He has been vomitting alot in the last 2 weeks and today he said it was black? What does this nean? Is there something he can take to soothe his stomach hea does not want to eat? YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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black vomiting may be due to presence of altered blood in it. you should have been examined by your physician . there may be some source of bleeding in your upper gastrointestinal tract. continuous proton pump inhibitor drugs with proper sedation may be the treatment of choice . as he had pancreatic malignancy brain CT scan also be done to rule out cerebral metastasis. consult your oncologist.
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