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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. 

  • 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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  • 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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