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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. 

  • Laraine & John

    11 June 2019

    Laraine shares her experience of caring for her husband John, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2014. 

    My husband John was an extrovert, Peter Pan, full of energy and always pursuing active hobbies. He was devastated when his brother-in-law died with pancreatic cancer early in 2012 – little did he know that he was soon to succumb to the same illness.

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  • Leonard & Linda

    7 June 2019

    Leonard shares his wife Linda’s story, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2017.

    In late March 2017, Linda had been complaining of stomach problems and went to her GP. In April she was no better and fainted in the GP surgery. Her GP took some blood tests and on that evening she received a phone call telling us she needed an urgent CT scan. 

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  • Joe

    21 May 2019

    Joe shares the story of her Dad, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016.

    I lost my Dad in May 2017 after a 14 month journey with pancreatic cancer. In March 2016, Dad woke up one morning to find that he had turned bright yellow, his skin and the whites of his eyes were luminous yellow. 

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