Pancreatitis and chemotherapy

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Avatar n tn What sort of chemotherapy was given to you? Some chemotherapy drugs may result in pancreatitis, but these are drugs commonly used for treating leukemias, not breast cancer. Examples include asparaginase, cytarabine, and mercaptopurine. The only chemotherapy drug commonly used in breast cancer which has been known to cause pancreatitis is methotrexate. This drug is usually given as part of the chemotherapy regimen called CMF (cyclophosphamide, methotrexate and fluorouracil).
1047522 tn?1258149304 I was dx w/Gilbert's 12 yrs ago after an attack of cholecystitis, pancreatitis and an inflammed liver. I had an ERCP done and it was decided to remove my gallbladder. After my release from the hospital, my blood work began to show elevated indirect and total bilirubin counts. This was the basis for the Gilbert's diagnosis. Now, on routine CT scans or ultrasounds of the abdomen, there have been findings of mild splenomegaly. Is there any relationship between the two conditions.
Avatar n tn It is unknown how long one can wait after surgery and still acheive benefit from chemotherapy. Most of the clinical trials demonstrating a benefit to postoperative chemotherapy have required that chemotherapy be started within about 12 weeks of the final surgical procedure.
147426 tn?1317269232 Cortisol plays a role in proper bone metablosm. It also plays a part in fat and protein metabolism and storage and in supporting the the immune system. We cannot live without the constant production of cortisol. Without enough of it many organ systems' functions break down. A complete deficiency which goes untreated can be fatal. The name of the disease in which cortisol is not made in sufficient quantities is "Addison's Disease" or "Adrenal Insufficiency.
Avatar n tn I had both types of ultrasounds, showed fibroid tumor but the ovaries coudln't be seen due to excessive abdominal gas. CA 125 was in normal range, but I was diagnosed with anemia. CT scan showed simple (I think) cysts on right ovary, a "full" pancreas and one kidney cyst. I don't know what a "full" pancreas is and what it has to do with anything! I am 44 and my mother had breast cancer. I know simple cysts are usually benign, but I'm still woried.
Avatar f tn Also, In 2005 everything changed and I became ill with what was then diagnosed as Pancreatitis. I do not drink any alcohol and my gallbladder ( healthy) was removed. Flare-ups have persisted and in April 2007 I became even sicker, which is why I am writing in. I have been to so many doctors and no one is able to diagnose me. The Pancreatitis is very painful. but I can live with it.
Avatar n tn conduction for spinal accessory nerve damage, upper GI tests/meds for GERD, pancreatitis, left ear deafness, nerve problem in left foot, weight gain, and on and on. I can understand why you feel relief in finally getting a dx. Like I've said, I don't want to talk myself into anything, but I'm sick of being sick with no explanation of what (let alone why).
931217 tn?1283484935 [17,18] Mammary cancer is usually treated with surgery and often chemotherapy, and it is often fatal despite treatment, with 59% of dogs with malignant tumors in one study eventually dying of causes related to their. [21] Spaying dramatically reduces the risk of mammary cancer in both dogs and cats. In dogs the risk has been reported as 0.5% when spayed before the first heat, 8% if spayed before the second heat, and 26% if spayed after the second heat.
Avatar m tn My wife OVCA - Stage 3a in Feb 2010 post complete Hysteerctomy and Bilateral Salingoopherectomy with last chemo in June 2010 pre- surgery CA-125 was 79 and post 12 Till date her health is good no symptoms does yoga and gym regularly we has last Sonographhy,Chest X-Ray and CT in Sept and Dec -2013 All Clear no symptoms except that from From Feb 2013 to Dec 2013 her CA- 125 has moved from 8 to 108 From April to Aug - 2013 she was on Asthama medication need input as very confused doctor says fro
Avatar n tn I awake in the middle of the night vomiting and will continue vomiting until I use suppositories. I run a fever during this time and have severe stomach pain and muscle aches. The muscle discomfort continues for a week, and my stomach is sensitive (I eat yogurt, etc) for a week or so. I had an upper GI, which was normal. While I am waiting to see a specialist, I am looking at conditions that fit the pattern. I found that pancreatis fits my symptoms almost perfectly.
Avatar n tn God Bless Brenda Hello heartfluttersflyawayplz, A dog can get pancreatitis from infections, obesity, trauma, medications-sulfa drugs, and chemotherapy, following surgery, and metabolic disorders. Also my Vet told me that feeding them Red Meat such as Steak, Hamburger etc. can contribute to it as well. A dog does not have the necessary enzymes to properly break down the proteins and digest them.
Avatar n tn However, there is validity to the premise that pain will actually keep you alive longer, and it's always an ongoing challenge to find the balance of pain and/or anxiety control. Remember, too, that acute co-morbid events, ie: coronary, pulmonary or spontaneous bleeding and clotting can occur at any time and hasten death Additionally, it is not uncommon for liver failure patients to wax and wane in terms of their mentation, confusion and overall state.
Avatar n tn Chad, Hi! I am a 25 y/o other of one and an armywife. I was recently hospitalized for a severe case of pancreatitis and was told if I did not get to hospital when I did I would have died by the next day bc my levels were dangerously high. It all came about on friday afternoon of sept.24th. I got an attack that was 10x more severe than my gall bladder attacks. Which I had my gall bladder removed in July99 by AF doctors . I had to have an immediate ERCP done and it did well for me.
Avatar n tn your welcome,,i got brought to these forums for 2 reasons,, 1..i have a good friend that is dieing from pancreatitis,and he has two little kids and i wanted to better understand his issue. 2...i too have some issues,and was actualy worried i had developed pancreatits from drinking (im a bit of a weekend warrior) but i have had literaly dozens of tests for everything from pancreatitis to diabetes for my weard symptoms i get every once in awhile.
Avatar n tn I had a diseased gallbladder removed 6 weeks after being hospitalized with an acute pancreatitis and gallstones in 2005. Before then I had an occasional indigestion, some heartburn, but nothing that compared to how sick I have been ever since its removal. I was diagnosed with a mild Fatty Liver. For the last 3 years I have been vomiting. I have episodes of painful headaches, chest pains, trapped gas, can't breathe and anxiety attacks.
Avatar n tn On the surface of the liver there are many blisters. He also got a light pancreatitis. The diagnosis is tumor in main bile duct and advanced liver cancer. His doctors tried to draw bile from his liver yesterday afternoon(August 29), but they failed. They gave up their efforts and said there are at most 15 days for him. He is in worse condition. His palpitation slowed down and oxygen therapy is being provided now.
Avatar f tn I have had alot of pain and when I took the scan they showed cysts on both ovaries and a mass, and endementriosis, thickening of the walls of my uterus, which I have no idea what that is? Anyway, what should the number be? Is there a range meaning everything is ok? If my number is normal, yet I have constant pain, and the scan shows this, what else can they or should they be doing? I just want to understand. Thank you.
Avatar f tn endometriosis, uterine fibroids, pancreatitis, normal menstruation, pelvic inflammatory disease, and liver disease. I don't know if the liver disease has to be active or not. Hope this helps. Bummer on getting Hep C from a needle stick, I am a nurse and had a few needle sticks myself - I was lucky. All my best.
Avatar n tn • Already undergone C5 D1 of chemotherapy and left with 3 more sittings of chemotherapy. Please advice next course of action/ treatment .
Avatar m tn If a dog needs to be on Prednisone for 6 months, is there anything one can do to help prevent the bad side effects like erosion in the stomach and GI, Pancreatitis, muscle loss, etc ?
Avatar n tn on or in his pancreas could be a tumor or pancreatic pseudocysts, both of which would cause pancreatitis. The fact that he does not drink is necessarily NOT a factor with pancreatitis. It could be caused by gallbladder problems, duct obstructions, hereditary reasons, use of certain drugs, etc. Many people who don't drink have pancreatitis. The doctors will probably elect to do a cat-scan to determine what the mass consists of and to know how to treat him.
193953 tn?1272078626 I have been to the ER twice for fluids and I intend on NOT returning. My doc said I was so dehydrated and threatened to call the ER but I told him I would do as he said and try to increase what I drink. What difference does it make though, It comes right back out. I have gotten to the point where I have quit eating. When I look in the mirror, I want to cry. I look horrid. My husband and I are supposed to renew our vows next week. My dress is now too big. I look 10-20 years older.
Avatar m tn I no longer have the GI issues either since my cancer surgery and chemotherapy killed off enough of the cancer. I even had lean steak for the first time in two years with out getting sick. I used to walk around with a barf bucket and disolvable Xanax for the spasms.
Avatar f tn CA 19-9 is elevated in most patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, but it may also be elevated in other cancers, conditions, and diseases such as colorectal cancer, lung cancer, gall bladder cancer, gall stones, pancreatitis, cystic fibrosis, and liver disease. Other causes of bile duct obstruction may also cause very high CA 19-9 levels, which fall when the blockage is cleared.
Avatar f tn I have extensive medical history, past history hep A,B C, cirrhosis 4th stage and fatty enlarged liver, Diabetes, HTN, Pancreatitis, Heart Palps, and a polyp was found on my gall bladder in 2007. I also have unexplained enlarged lymph nodes in neck and thyroid and adrenal (neck biopsy was neg) My mamo,pap,colonoscopy,endoscopy all done this year was neg. My dr. is on vacation and I would really like to know if any of the above findings should be of great concern and for what reason.
Avatar n tn Dear Doctor. April 2002 I had a mastectomy. It was determined to be stage 3 I then had 8 chemotherapies, radiation and am taking Tamoxifen. Right after my mastectomy surgery I had a CAT scan , chest xray and bone scan. All were okay. When later tested again,(I think it was a year later, after all my chemo and radiation treatments were finished) the CAT scan showed an enlarged pancreas.
Avatar n tn old woman who had surgery for stage 3 colon cancer in May 2003, immediately followed by 6 mos. of chemotherapy (5FU and Leucovorin). My CEA count was 22 before the surgery; it went down to high-normal during chemo, but started to slowly rise half-way through chemo and is now at 102.9. I've had several PET/CT scans, barium enemas, colonoscopies, and a bone scan, all with "unremarkable" results except for a large hiatal hernia.
Avatar m tn Finally, CA 19-9 levels can be used to monitor tumor response to active treatment with surgery, with or without chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or other targeted or biological therapies. A decrease in CA 19-9 levels confirms the effectiveness of the therapeutic regimen, while a stable or rising level may indicate the need to change therapies. You need to see a doctor as soon as posible. Good luck.
Avatar f tn He woke up this morning and is bumping into things and the vet thinks that he may have lost his eyesight due to the uveitis. His appetite remains excellent. Treatment at this point is palliative whether it be prednisone or chemo. My dog has led a very good life and I hate to see him suffer. I'm torn between putting him down now :( or treating him with prednisone which should make him feel better, won't extend his life & may cause him discomforting side effects.