Hi again. I think you are allowed to mention cbd oil as long as it is a reasonable statement and not telling everyone to use it! The moderators will tell you if I am wrong. Can I ask you to remove the name of the hospital where your dad is being treated (because if I don’t, the moderators will). It is just that the terms and conditions say we are not supposed to name hospitals – not exactly sure why, it is probably quite complicated if people start saying good things about one hospital and another says bad things and it can seem like free publicity and not fair on hospitals that are equally good but not mentioned. Golly, I am rambling. I don’t know how old the grandchildren are but it is generally wiser to keep them informed (in a simplified way) – I have cared for a few friends and neighbours in terminal illness and found that the best outcomes (for the children) were where they were told that grandad was ill and they visited him and were able to ask questions. It is amazing what they can accept (and conversely how they imagine awful things if they are not told.) This must be an awful time for you and I hope that you and your family are trying to support each other throughout. Keep in touch if you want to talk about it. Annie
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firstly thank you for getting back to me so sorry it’s literally been 10days. he has been having pains in tummy I don’t think he wanted to worry us all. so he is very jaundice VERY I have never seen this before. he had a stent put on last week but no help. he has gone for a mri today to see what stage ect but the dr said he can not have surgery which was scheduled for this Thursday as it has spread to the liver. I’m at a loss to do I feel I have already lost him. my mom is completely uncontrollable. brothers and sisters are all at different handling the situation. grandchildren are none the wiser. I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about cdb oil!? I’m sorry if I seem a mumble I really am at the moment xx
Dad just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
Just a quick further note. I have found a post on the forum which names people who have experience of caring for someone with pancreatic cancer so just thought I would attach the post so that you can contact any or all of them if you wish. It is dated September 2018 so I expect you will be able to contact at least some of them. Feel free to come back to me if you need help with this. Annie
what a terrible few weeks my dad has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer he’s only 52! Was supposed to have surgery Thursday said it’s now spread to liver. can anyone give any insight to what’s going to happen next
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Hello Claire; welcome to the forum although of course you would rather not need to come here at all. What a horrible situation for your family and yourself. You don’t give a lot of information in your post – what does the medical team say about what they think is the best course of action? Others here can tell you what happened to them but every case may have individual features and doctors may vary on what they think best in the circumstances of each patient. I believe there are posters here who can tell you of their experience of pancreatic cancer and I hope one of them will pick this up. I will try to identify someone who can chat with you.. Perhaps in the meantime you could tell us a bit more – had your dad been ill for some time; is he being cared for at home by his family? Sorry to ask questions but it is helpful to have the larger picture. Best wishes. Annie
Cancer patients have reported finding pain relief and appetite stimulation from the use of medical marijuana, also known as cannabis. In fact, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s (PanCAN) Patient Services, which provides free, in-depth and personalized resources and information about pancreatic cancer, has received many questions about the use and effects of medical marijuana. For example, how is marijuana derived and how can it be used by cancer patients?
Marijuana is a plant that contains substances called cannabinoids. The cannabinoids found in marijuana plants may help treat the symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and cancer treatments. In addition to the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in marijuana plants, cannabinoid drugs have been developed in laboratories for use in helping to treat side effects and symptoms of cancer and cancer treatments.
The use of marijuana and cannabinoid drugs for medicinal purposes, such as controlling pain and stimulating appetite in cancer patients, have been and continue to be studied in the lab and in clinics. Consequently, conflicting information has been reported in clinical studies using cannabinoids as pain relievers or appetite stimulants for cancer patients.
This map shows U.S. states and territories where marijuana is legal for medical purposes.
(Image courtesy of the National Cancer Institute.)
Some studies have reported that patients regained appetite and sense of taste, while others reported cannabinoids are no more helpful than other prescription appetite stimulant medications. Likewise, some studies about pain relief report promising results, while others have shown cannabinoids are no more helpful than prescription medications for controlling pain.