Welcome to Cancer-Forums.net!   


Useful Links:

American Cancer Society
National Cancer Institute
Cancer Definition

My 75 Year Old Grandfather Is Fighting Cancer.?

Pancreatic Cancer Discussions

My 75 Year Old Grandfather Is Fighting Cancer.?

Postby Radbert » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:52 am

Hmmm...my grandfather maintained himself well. This is his second round with chemo and he succeeded with the first and it went into remission but within a 1 month time span, it came back and attacked him fiercely, which made the docs diagnose him with Stage IV cancer. At the moment, he is getting weaker and weaker and I don't know what to do. Im a US Army Veteran, been through thick and thin and this is kicking my Airborne self. Thanks for all the advice with the exception of a couple. I think I should call the hospital right now and see if I can speak with him...:-(
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:24 pm

My 75 Year Old Grandfather Is Fighting Cancer.?

Postby Kaj » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:54 am

There is no way to answer without knowing what kind of cancer he has and the stage at a minimum.

Call his doctor and ask.

EDIT: Oh, I am so sorry. You need to get to him soon I am afraid.

Chemo does not really do a thing for prostate cancer and I am not sure why they are putting him through this. Most oncologists do not treat prostate cancer for this reason and leave it to the urologist and usually radiation oncologists as the patient usually has bone mets. I hope they already tried Lupron which may have slowed it down a little, but this is not curable.

His sudden large weight loss and infection are not good signs under these circumstances.

Airlines used to give a discount in the event of a family medical emergency or death. I don?t know if they do this anymore since they are no longer concerned with customer service, but it is worth asking. Best wishes.
Posts: 56
Joined: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:28 am

My 75 Year Old Grandfather Is Fighting Cancer.?

Postby Rex » Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:02 am

Sit on a yoga ball rather than a chair to work your current core.
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:50 pm


Return to Pancreatic Cancer


  • Related topics
    Last post