Lyle Reed

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I started my adventure towards pancreatic cancer on May 25, 2016. I went to the Hospital Emergency Room because I was turning Yellow. After a Ultrasound, CT Scan, MRCP and blood work it was determined that my Common Bile Duct was totally obstructed. I was admitted to the hospital and had an ERCP with stent placement done. From May 2016 through December 2016. I was hospitalized eleven times and had a total of nine ERCPs and a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy done.

I was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis late 2016 or early 2017. I had exploratory surgery with the intent to do a Whipple Procedure in June 2017. The Whipple procedure was not done due to the very small tumor being in contact with one of the veins running near the pancreas. I was officially diagnosed with Stage 0 to 1 pancreatic cancer (Adenocarcinoma) on August 24, 2018. I started FOLFIRINOX chemotherapy in October of 2017 and was reevaluate for surgery in January 2018. My tumor was deemed non resectable and my cancer was at Stage III. I started FLOFOX chemotherapy followed by IGRT/IMRT (Radiation Therapy) in combination with CAPECITABINE oral chemotherapy. I finished all treatments on May 23, 2018.

On June 25, 2018 I had CT Scan done and the results show my tumor as grossly stable with no sign of metastasis. Surgery to remove the tumor is not safe to do because of the involvement of the superior mesenteric vein and the portal vein.

I am now on Cancer Watch with planned monitoring of labs and CT Scan approximately every two months.

I am currently researching Clinical Trials that I may qualify for participation in.

Pancreatic cancer has the lowest survival rate of all major cancers, at just 9%. This deadly disease has stolen our best and our brightest, but it can't take away our determination.

I've stepped up to Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. Will you help me rewrite the future of this disease by making a donation today?

Every dollar that you give ensures that the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network can continue working to improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients and their families. By donating today, you are supporting vital efforts to double pancreatic cancer survival by 2020.

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