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Old 06-07-2019, 12:00 PM
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On Wednesday, our daughter's father-in-law went to the ER for what was thought to be blood clots in his legs.

After ultrasounds and CAT scans, it was determined that he had masses in the liver, pancreas, and spine.

A biopsy was done yesterday and it confirmed Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

He is also going to have an MRI on his brain because of the masses in the spine, I think.

He will start chemotherapy a week from Monday. Without treatment the prognosis is that he would live about 4 months. With treatment about 12 months.

Life is so very fragile...
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:12 PM
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So sorry to hear this. My prayers will be with him. What is his name if you don't mind. I will pray for him at this Sunday's Mass.
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Old 06-07-2019, 12:17 PM
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Very sorry to hear this, Sue. My thoughts are with him and the family. So similar to my cousin and your friend we posted about in the Mohs thread.

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Old 06-07-2019, 12:24 PM
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Thanks, Ray and Deb.

His name is Chuck.

Our son-in-law lost his mother very suddenly in 2011 to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and now this...
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Sorry to hear this, Sue. That's a tough one. Our best to the family.
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Sorry to hear this. Our prayers are with him.
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:32 AM
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I’m sorry for the whole family. It must be horrifying to get a diagnosis like that with no prior symptoms or warning. How old is the man? I get a sense that he isn’t elderly. Was there anything he might have done to catch it sooner, Sue?
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:22 AM
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Thank you all for your kind messages, thoughts, and prayers.

Chuck is 68 years old.

As I understand it, pancreatic cancer is often not caught until it is quite advanced.

My own mother passed away on Jan 1, 1999, when she was 81, from pancreatic cancer.

When hers was diagnosed, it had also already spread, to the liver and spleen as I recall. Apparently, for her, there were no treatment options, and she passed away about 6 weeks after it was diagnosed.
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Sue, prayers and thoughts for the family.
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Good thoughts your way. Alex Trebeck has/had stage 4 pancreatic cancer and he has had a very good outcome so far, I hope for the same with your daughter's FiL.
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