In memory stories
1 April 2012
George, 72, diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer adenocarcinoma which had spread to the liver in April 2011.
I'll never really know, but I guess my problems may have started in September 2010, when I consistently woke up in the middle of each night with a strange feeling in my abdomen which was not painful and which I could only describe to my GP as "butterflies".
1 May 2011
Trace, 60 when diagnosed with inoperable adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. It was rendered operable by chemotherapy and chemo-radiotherapy.
I have been physically fit all my life; County Cross-Country runner, football, athletics. I've run more than 100 half marathons including 21 Great North Runs, London Marathons and International Triathlons.
1 April 2011
Petra, diagnosed in 1999 with operable adenocarcinoma of the pancreas - at the age of 47, on 10th December 1999, I developed symptoms of jaundice, pale stools and dark urine. Following blood tests, ultrasound, CT scan and ERCP I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on Christmas Eve 1999.