Real life stories
In this section you will find real life stories from people
affected by pancreatic cancer. These stories provide examples of
how people were diagnosed, the treatment they received and their
life during and after treatment.
Everyone diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will be different in
terms of how they received their diagnosis and how they respond to
and cope with treatment.
Please be aware that these stories are not necessarily
typical of the population diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in terms
of age, types of pancreatic cancer or the treatment received. These
patients are also unusual in that many have responded well to
treatment. We hope they will provide some inspiration and hope of
better outcomes than the average statistics. We also hope that in
the future advances in treatment will enable more patients to have
this chance of life with pancreatic cancer.
The stories do not represent recommendations about treatment and
care. You should discuss any treatment with consultants
specialising in pancreatic cancer.
The stories contained in these pages contain the views and
opinions of the individuals who have written them and do not
necessarily reflect the views of Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Read about the experiences of people diagnosed with operable pancreatic cancer.Find out more
Inoperable pancreatic cancer diagnosis stories, including cases where tumours became operable following treatment with chemotherapy or chemo-radiotherapy.Find out more
Stories about rarer forms of pancreatic cancer including neuroendocrine tumours, adenosquamous cell carcinoma of the pancreas and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN).Find out more
Case studies of diet management and dietary related symptoms following a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and treatment.Find out more
Case studies of people's experience of recovering from pancreatic cancer surgery. They cover issues such how people felt after the operation, starting to exercise and returning to work.Find out more
Stories of people's experience of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.Find out more
Stories of people's experience of radiotherapy treatment.Find out more
People's experience of taking care of themselves after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.Find out more
Find stories here of people affected by pancreatic cancer as told by their carers.
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We would like to build a significant collection of stories from people living with pancreatic cancer. We hope these stories can provide inspiration and hope to those newly diagnosed.Find out more