Howard Buckley

First post: Jun 9, 2011 Latest post: May 19, 2022
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I was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on March 21st 2011.  I had neo-adjunct treatment (a combination of chemotherapy and radiation treatment). During the months of April and May I underwent 6 chemo treatments with a combination of the drugs Gemzar and Albraxane and 25 radiation treatments. I was fortunate to have very little side effects. I did lose some of my hair but not all of it.

On June 7th I had a CT scan and on June 9th I found out the results. The tumor shrunk significantly and my surgeon performed the Whipple surgery on June 20th 2011.. He removed about a 3rd of my Pancreas, my gall bladder, and a portion of my small intestine. I then went through additional chemo to kill off any remaining cells.

I have been cancer free for almost 4 years, but as is unfortunately all too common with Pancreatic Cancer the bastard appears to have come back. I now have a 2x3 cm malignant tumor on my liver that needs to be removed. I will have surgery on July 1st, 2015 to remove about 20-30% of my liver. Most likely then more chemo. The battle rages on but I will prevail!