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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 are diagnosed, the treatment they have, their experiences and how they take care of themselves.


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 most people with pancreatic cancer in terms of age, types of pancreatic cancer or treatment. We hope they will provide some inspiration and hope, and that the experiences shared are helpful to you.

Sadly, some people who have provided their stories do pass away. You can read their stories in our In memory pages. Many of these people lived for many months or years after their diagnosis and had a variety of treatments. Their stories can still provide inspiration.

The stories do not represent recommendations about treatment or care. Talk to your medical team about your treatment options.

The stories in these pages contain the views and opinions of the people who have written them, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Pancreatic Cancer UK.