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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. 

  • Christine & Mal

    6 August 2019

    Mal was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when he was 56 years old. His wife, Christine, shares his story.

    Mal was a happy, generous hearted man who saw the good in everyone. A long standing technical editor who made sure our TV shows were fit to watch, he had an eye for detail. In April 2017, Mal started to feel unwell with stomach pain, pale stools and dark urine

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  • Marie & Sue

    6 August 2019

    Marie shares the story of her Mum, Sue, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when she was 61 years old.

    Back in July 2018 I found myself at Mum’s doorstep shocked at what I saw. Mum was looking yellow and was in a lot of pain in her back and stomach, she had also been sick. I have never known my Mum to be ill, so it was shocking to see. I rushed her to A&E.

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  • Sue & Beryl

    1 August 2019

    Sue shares the story of her mother, Beryl, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer when she was 72 years old.

    My mum Beryl was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February 2018. It all started about 6 years before this, when she had an attack of pancreatitis. Leading up to her diagnosis, she went back to her GP more and more. Mum didn’t like going to the doctors, so for her to go so often I knew something wasn’t right.

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